The Frisco Historic Park & Museum is hosting from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, its annual Night at the Museum.
The event is free and provides after-hours viewing of the displays and the 12 historic buildings, which make up the park and museum. The evening also includes complimentary beer, wine and appetizers, and entertainment from guitarist Mark Gerganhoff in the Schoolhouse Museum.
The Night at the Museum was started in 2006 to introduce what was then a new display — the now wildly popular Historic Frisco diorama complete with a working train — and to herald a new era at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, a town of Frisco news release stated. The tradition has continued with the addition of more “Night at” events.
Night at the Museum is one of the four nighttime events being offered this year. Other events include Night at the Museum — Meet the Author in August, Nightmare at the Museum in October and Wassail Night at the Museum in December.
This event also marks the beginning of the robust summer event season at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. Beginning in June and running through August, the Park & Museum will host 12 historic lunchtime lectures, two historic walking tours, nine Thursday Night Concerts in the Park, a food and art festival, and three additional special programs.
“Night at the Museum is a really cool social event with food, wine and beer in a totally unique setting,” said Simone Belz, museum director, in the release. “I know that if people come through the door then they can’t help but become engaged by the stories of Frisco and what it was like to live here 125 years ago.
“I really love the Night at the Museum concept because it speaks to unlocking your imagination and envisioning the museum and park coming alive at night. It brings you that much closer to being able to imagine what happened in those buildings years ago.”
“Night at the Museum is a really cool social event with food, wine and beer in a totally unique setting. I know that if people come through the door then they can’t help but become engaged by the stories of Frisco and what it was like to live here 125 years ago.”