Building onto the legacy brought before her, Heidi believes that it is the board of officer’s responsibility for the oversight of the society, and members, its vitality and direction.  
As a very active member of the society for many years, Heidi holds true to its foundations, and has an admiration of its history and members.  

Under her leadership, Heidi has many projects outlined including bringing on a new interest to the history of the Bain-Honaker House and Museum, it’s grounds, it’s events, and of Farmersville to the community.  She hopes to draw the communities attention to move forward with historic round-ups, collecting valuable interviews, documents, and photo’s, to maintain the motto given to the society more than thirty five years ago, “To Preserve Our Past For Our Future.”

“History has endurance, and so must I” Heidi says.  She is committed to making it accessible to all. 

Heidi is a Retired Nurse, and a Veteran of the U.S.A.F., was Vice-President of The Farmersville Historical Society from  2023-2024, is the Social Media Manager, Annual Spring Luncheon Chair 2021 & 2024, Coordinator for events at the Historic Bain-Honaker House, and won The Presidential Service Award in 2024.  



Winnetta Morrow has been a member of the Farmersville Historical Society for over twenty years. She has held many officer positions in the organization, including President. Upon retirement from Texas A&M University-Commerce, she and her husband, Charles, moved back to their hometown of Farmersville.

As previous Historian, she designed a scrapbook of articles and materials concerning the history of the Society and events in Farmersville.



Beverly lived in Abilene for around 30 years and moved to Northeast Texas about 13 years ago to be nearer grandkids..  They live in Wylie, where they run a weekly Meals on Wheels route and read with first graders at a nearby elementary school.

Beverly taught and was Vice President for Academic Affairs at McMurry University in Abilene and is being honored in 2023, McMurry’s 100thanniversary, as one of the McMurry 100, people without whom McMurry might not exist in 2023.  She is active in Altrusa of Collin County and Collin County Genealogical Society.  Her parents grew up in Farmersville and all four grandparents and all eight great-grandparents are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.



Autumn Fuentes serves as the recording secretary for the Farmersville Historical Society and currently resides in Celeste, TX. Originally from Dallas, she moved to Farmersville in 2019 with her husband and daughter. Recognizing the importance of preserving our past, she has contributed her wealth of expertise to the society. She is dedicated to transcribing comprehensive records of discussions and debates during meetings.

Growing up, Autumn developed a strong passion for history by watching historical programs and specials on TV. This interest led her to pursue living history after visiting the Bain-Honaker House. Among various historical periods, she is particularly enthusiastic about the American Wild West era. Since joining the society in 2021, Autumn has also explored her own lineage and undertaken numerous projects involving historical clothing and artifacts.

As the lady of the house, Autumn is kept busy with homeschooling her daughter, nurturing her garden, and tending to her flock of chickens. In her leisure time she can be found baking delicious treats, honing her sewing skills, exploring the art of crocheting, and expressing her artistic talents through painting. Autumn's exceptional baking skills have garnered recognition within her community. Her winning of the esteemed "Best Tasting" cake award at the Farmersville 150th birthday celebration led to a feature about her in the local newspaper, celebrating her baking achievements and contribution to the event. She loves the small town culture Farmersville harbors and can be found on market day at the Bain-Honaker house entertaining and educating guests with her knowledge and charm.



Linda Jane Hess, born in Farmersville, Texas, 1946

Graduated from Farmersville High School, 1964

Received BS at ETSU, 1967; M.ED at ETSU, 1974

Certified Academic Language Therapist, 1991

Teaching Career – 40 years

Active Member First Baptist Church, Farmersville

50 Year Member – Delta Kappa Gamma

20 plus Years Member – Collin County Historical Commission

Member of Ten plus Genealogical Societies including DAR

Wrote and compiled, Preserving Collin County History, 2023

Presently serving as Corresponding Secretary, Farmersville

Historical Society, “Preserving our History for the Future”

Enjoy traveling throughout the world; researching genealogy



Lynda May Barnett 
Farmersville Tx 1945-1964
Tatum Elementary ‘51-58
Farmersville High School
Class of 1963
University of North Texas
Married next door neighbor
James W. Barnett Jr 1964
Moved to Dallas/Garland
Two sweet girls Becka 1968 & Jimalee 1972
Stayed home 12 years
Jim in Garland Police Dept
I worked for GISD in PE aide 1979-1983
Returned to ETSU ‘83
Graduated 1984
Worked as PE teacher
1985-2003 (GISD)
Moved back to Farmersville
in 1994 & shortly after became a lifetime member of
Farmersville Historical Society.

I appreciate & love this body of hardworking volunteers. They are dedicated to preserving the BH house, educating our young students, and documenting our city’s history for future generations. 
I have been the publications chairman for three years.



In charge of relating our events and important details to other historical societies and newspapers. Marty stays on top of all of our events and news.



Bertie was president of the Farmersville Historical Society from 2013-2024.   After retiring from the Dallas Independent School district in 2000, she was able to give more time to her interests in history and genealogy  She moved to Farmersville in February 2011 and became a member of the Society two months later. In the last four years, over $80,000 has been raised to restore the 158-year-old Bain-Honaker House.  This restoration was made possible by many loyal supporters and grants from the city of Farmersville, Collin County Historical Commission, Texas Historical Commission and other generous organizations. Restoration of the house continues to be one of her goals of preserving the past for our future.