In order to preserve the character of the historical Heritage Farmstead Museum, MESA and Abernathy Architects worked together with the Heritage Farmstead Museum and City of Plano to provide a comprehensive inventory and analysis study to guide the next stages of development. Based on the results of the study, a multi-phase Vision Plan was created as a tool to further communicate the importance of the Museum’s mission and to define the Museum’s period of significance. The Vision Plan was based on accurate historical documentation related to buildings, site, and usage, and includes interpretation, education, and programs that amplify the founders’ vision. The design team was able to project a vision for a farmstead that blurs the modern edge and recreates the simple elegant ethos of the original Blackland Prairie farmstead. The vision takes the visitor back in time over 100 years to see, feel, and enjoy the experience of an original Texas farmstead.