The Heritage Guild of Collin County and Chestnut Square are a 501c 3 non-profit corporation.

“There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here and there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.”

Richard Moe

Former President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

A Message From Our Board

When you contribute to our operating fund, you help us maintain an important piece of Collin County’s heritage. The citizens of Collin County have truly been blessed by the foresight of the women who founded The Heritage Guild of Collin County in 1974 and acquired the initial property that became Chestnut Square. By preserving a piece of their heritage for future generations, we are helping to preserve our history, culture and values. When we protect these buildings, the community is richer, allowing children and families to experience our history, and we inspire the future by learning from the past.

We rely on the support of our community to help ensure that we can provide the maintenance necessary to preserve our historic integrity, and to continue to grow and build educational programming and events.

Chestnut Square is a place where the community can come together. Every year hundreds of children visit Chestnut Square and learn about the history of McKinney, and thousands of guests attend special events or visit the year round farmers market, helping to support over 75 local farmers and vendors.

To illustrate the impact your donation can have, here are some examples of how far your gift can go to help pay for the programs and preservation of Chestnut Square Historic Village:

  • $50 helps keep volunteers and guests cool (or warm)
  • $75 teaches kids a thing or two about history
  • $100 helps keep the Trolley Tour rolling
  • $250 help maintain one of our many gardens

Gifts of $500 and up can be restricted to the purpose of your choice.

Thank you for helping fulfill our mission: Preserving History. Celebrating Community. Inspiring the Future. Together we can ensure the rich heritage of McKinney is preserved for Generations to come.

The Heritage Guild of Collin County and Chestnut Square are a 501c 3 non-profit corporation.


Tues, Thurs & Friday 9am - 3pm
Village Tours: Thursday and Saturday at 11am

Contact Us

315 S. Chestnut Street McKinney, TX 75069


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