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About Us

The Doss Heritage & Culture Center is a Texas & Parker County History Museum, dedicated to bringing history to life for all generations to experience and enjoy. 

The Doss Heritage and Culture Center opened in 2006 thanks to a culmination of hard work and dedication by a group of community volunteers called Civic Development, Inc., and the dedication of our entire community.

The DHCC is a dream realized for the Parker County Community. Previously, the history and culture of Parker County was housed in one room inside the Weatherford Public Library. Now, the 23,000 square foot Doss Heritage and Culture Center is available for the world to enjoy the rich history and culture of the area.

The Doss Heritage and Culture Center is open to the public 5 days a week. Check out the Explore tab to see what exhibits are currently in the galleries. The Learn tab will update you on all of our education programs, and keep up to date on the Events page for our upcoming events & fundraisers!

Tour The Doss

The museum is self-guided 5 days a week, however staff is available to answer questions and enhance your experience. Visitors spend anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in the Museum, and do not forget to check out the Museum Shop where you can find collection reproductions, great books, and more!  

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Museum Hours?

We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm and on Thursdays we are open late from 10am-8pm! 

What kind of Museum is the Doss?

We are a Texas and Parker County History museum. Featuring permanent exhibits on Early Settlements in Texas, Cattle Drives, Native American Life in Parker County, and Mary Martin & Larry Hagman. 

What is the cost to visit the Doss?

The museum is FREE to visit. However, if you would like a guided tour it is $3.00 per person and all guided tours must be scheduled in advance. Please contact us at (817) 599-6168 to schedule your guided tour today! 

Is the Doss Accessible?

Yes, the main entrance to the Museum is accessible for people with disabilities and handicap parking is available on the right (or north) side of the building for easy access.  There is also a ramp available next to the stairs.

Groups with special needs may contact the Doss at 817-599-6168 to inquire about the possibility of adapting a current Museum tour to meet their needs.

Does the Doss have Facility Rental space?

Yes, we have 3 beautiful event spaces available for rent. Two indoor spaces - Heritage Hall and the Vandagriff Room. Heritage Hall is our reception hall and seats up to 250 guests depending on the type of event you are hosting. The Vandagriff Room is our spacious classroom which seats up to 50 guests. For inquiries on price and availability please contact Ciara Draizin, our Events & Marketing Manager at (817)599-6168

Does the Doss offer Education Programs?

Yes we do! Our Education department works very hard to offer year round hands on activities for kids of all ages, such as Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30am, Hands On History Homeschool Days twice a month, STEAM Labs, and History Alive. We also have camps during the summertime and several annual events that are geared toward families and children! Have questions? Contact our Education Manager, Chasity Walsh, at (817)599-6168.

Get Involved

Join the Doss in our Mission to continue to provide our community with a beautiful place that collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage.  
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Physical Address

1400 Texas Dr.
Weatherford TX, 76086
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Museum Hours

Tues – Sat : 10am - 5pm
Thurs : 10am-8pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

Contact Us

(817) 599-6168
info@dosscenter.org

Mailing Address

PO Box 215 
Weatherford, TX 76086 

Mission Statement

The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage. 

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