Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

The historic Heard-Craig Center was built in 1900 by Stephen and Lillian Heard. Their daughter, Kathryn, through her philanthropy, gifted the Center to over 22 charitable, educational groups that have helped to raise money to build new buildings (e.g. the first City Library), have donated to those in need, have provided scholarships for education, and have spearheaded community improvements, etc. The Heard-Craig Center shares the Kathryn Heard-Craig and the Thomas E. Craig collections with the public through tours. The Center holds the designation as the first ART MUSEUM in the City of McKinney and is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. Its continuing mission is to support the arts and community through educational programming.


Dr. Karen Zupanic, Chief Executive




205 W Hunt St.
McKinney, TX 75069

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Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/HCM/ accessed June 16, 2024.

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