About Us

When were we founded?

The Collin County Historical Society  was founded by Captain Roy Hall in 1957. Roy and his wife, Helen, had strong ties to our North Texas community.

The organization they founded was formalized in 1984 and continues to serve Collin County and surrounding communities.




About Mrs. Helen Gibbard Hall…..

Helen’s love for Collin County began in 1936 when she moved here with her husband, Captain Roy F. Hall. As a young bride, she spent the first two years of her marriage traveling with her husband all over Texas, researching battle sites for a book. Helen and Roy settled in McKinney and raised their family of five children.

Helen taught many years in the McKinney ISD. She was active in numerous social and civic arenas, as well as researching her own works.


 Our Building:

The Collin County Historical Society and Museum is located in McKinney, Texas. The building opened in 1911 as a Federal Post Office.