The Doss

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but becuase they are priceless.” -Sherry Anderson




Make an impact by Getting Involved

Interested in volunteering at the Doss? We love our volunteers and can always use more! Our volunteers get a choice of working in Education, Archives, Events, Facilities Maintenance, Visitor Services, and more! Every Volunteer brings their own special skills and talents to the Doss to help make it great!

***Needed Volunteer Docents***

The Doss Center staff actively recruits volunteer docents with a passion for our western heritage.  Docents should have the ability to effectively communicate their enthusiasm and knowledge to visitors of a variety of ages and backgrounds.  Please contact Chasity Walsh at 817-599-6168 or education@dosscenter.org for more information.

Volunteer of the Year

Every Year the Doss honors one of our Volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication to making the Doss an amazing place for the community.

2019 Marvin Savage

2018 Alicia Pittman

2017 George Martin

2016 Marvin Glasgow

2015 Larue Williams

2014 Lillian Haile

Volunteer Inquiry & Signup Form

On Display

Spirit of the West Art Show - Weatherford Art Association

On Exhibition through November 2020

Heritage Gallery

Permanent Exhibition

Bison Exhibition

Coming End of November 2020

Digging Up History!

Semi-permanent Exhibit

Mary Martin & Larry Hagman Gallery

Permanent Exhibition

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.

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

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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