Photo Credit: McKinney-Aday Farmhouse, Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc, 130 Cunningham Meadows Road, Waxahachie, TX 75167. Photo by Lu Ann Aday.
WAXAHACHIE, TX— Enjoy a free tour of the historic McKinney-Aday Farmhouse during the Gingerbread Trail weekend, June 3 and 4, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc, 130 Cunningham Meadows Road, Waxahachie, TX 75167.
The historical and architectural significance of the beautifully restored 1913 Prairie-style McKinney-Aday Farmhouse has been acknowledged by its being awarded a Historic Waxahachie, Inc. marker in 2012 and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas State Historical Commission in 2013.
The McKinney-Aday Farmhouse represents a living history opportunity to appreciate the durable beauty of the Prairie-style farm homes that formerly dotted the rural Ellis County landscape.
The farmhouse is fully appointed with early to middle 20th century furnishings to reflect the home life of early Ellis County farm families. The furnishings fit within the Arts and Crafts Movement that began in the mid-19th century in Britain in response to the Industrial Revolution and emphasized handcrafted furnishings and designs.
Photo Credit: Living Room, McKinney-Aday Farmhouse, Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc,130 Cunningham Meadows Road, Waxahachie, TX 75167. Photo by Lu Ann Aday.
The Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm is listed on the map of the 2023 Waxahachie Gingerbread Trail as a stop “You may also be interested in”. The tour of the McKinney-Aday Farmhouse is free and open to the public.
Everyone is invited to enjoy touring all the interesting houses and stops on the 2023 Gingerbread Trail in Waxahachie and then mosey out to the country for a complimentary tour of the McKinney-Aday Farmhouse at the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm.
The mission of the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm is “to preserve and to promote public awareness and appreciation of the natural and farming heritage of rural Ellis County, Texas”.
To get to the Rural Heritage Farm from Waxahachie go west from the city limits on FM 66 approximately two miles (just beyond Scarborough Faire) and turn left/south at the flashing yellow light on to Cunningham Meadows Road. The farm is immediately to the right on the west side of Cunningham Meadows Road on a hill.