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The City of Fort Worth's City News presents a weekly article highlighting a local history topic using photographs found in the Library's archives. The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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African-American Masonry in Fort Worth extends to 1889

This photo by Peter Freesten shows the 1983 installation ceremony of the Most Worshipful Grand Matron of the Heroines of Jericho at Prince Hall Masonic Mosque.
Feb. 11, 2016

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City Council Planning Retreat: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 2016; Moncrief Cancer Institute, UT Southwestern, 400 W Magnolia.
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Senior Events: Health Fair: 11 a.m. Feb. 12, 2016; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Parents' Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition: 6 p.m. Feb. 12, 2016; North Tri-Ethnic Neighborhood Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Daddy-Daughter Dance: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2016; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Responsible Pet Ownership Class: 9 a.m. Feb. 13, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin Street.
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Infrastructure & Transportation Committee: 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Pre-Council Meeting: 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 16, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.

Board of Adjustment - Commercial Work Session: 9 a.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Board of Adjustment - Commercial Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority: 10 a.m. Feb. 17, 2016; MedStar Mobile Healthcare Office, 2900 Alta Mere Dr.
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Southside's Black History Month Program (RSPV by Feb. 16) : 11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Southside Neighborhood Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Board of Adjustment - Residential Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Pre-Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Board of Adjustment - Residential Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
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Animal Care & Control Volunteer Orientation: 5 p.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin St.

Preconstruction Meeting for Brown Avenue, Embrey Place, Grover Avenue, North Hampton Street and Park Street: 6 p.m. Feb. 17, 2016; Diamond Hill Recreation Center, 1701 NE 36th Street.

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