The Mission of Civic Development is to support civic, benevolent, charitable, and educational undertakings in the City of Weatherford and Parker County.

Over the last several decades the hands-on experience that was once thought of as a key element to developing a well rounded student has disappeared from the classroom. The Doss Heritage and Culture Center, a Texas and Parker County History Museum, is working to help bridge the gap by providing hands on learning experiences using museum education both at the museum and in the classroom.

Civic Development Inc., manages an Endowment for the Doss Heritage and Culture Center and is seeking funding to help expand the work of the DHCC through the development of a dedicated education program. 

Help us reach our goal!

Past Initiatives

Civic Development presents – Archives Alive! An evening that will celebrate one of Parker County’s shining stars – Mary Martin. We are raising funds to help foster a passion for the arts, history and culture in future generations through hands on education! The evening includes dinner catered by Reata with a cash bar, a live auction featuring some one of kind items and experiences including a live Texas Longhorn, a cocktail experience in one of the cabins in Pioneer Cabin Park and more! After dinner guests will enjoy a tribute to Mary Martin featuring performances by Mary Martin Elementary and The Beat Dance Factory bringing photographs from the Doss archives to life.

Narrated by George Dansker, a noted Mary Martin historian, the evening will also include readings of Mary Martin’s personal letters, rare archival photographs, and more.

Civic Development Board of Trustees

Dave Deison – President

Gary Snow – Vice President

John Hinton – Secretary

James May – Treasurer



Lin Bearden

Dennis Clayton

Dr. Tod Farmer

Dean Hungate

Nancy Knight

David Rothrock

Ann Saunders

Joe Tison

Mary Ann Williamson


Director Emeritus

Dorothy Doss

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
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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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