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Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past

Presented in conjuction with The Center for Texas Studies at TCU, these workshops are aimed at increasing the historical awareness of the community.  The series is designed to make the public aware of the important, yet often overlooked historical resources around them, and how to preserve them for posterity. The goal of the workshops is to prove that "every person is a historian," and that they can, by their deeds and actions, preserve a small part of the cultural and historical fabric of this region.

December 6: Local History Uploaded: Preserving Fort Worth Online
Rene Gomez, Senior Librarian, Fort Worth Library

You can help raise awareness of historic places in the Fort Worth area. Rene Gomez will highlight Into the Past, an upcoming library project merging historic photographs with recent images to illustrate changes to familiar locales.  He will also discuss the National Register of Historic Places WikiProject, another photography collaboration.

A native of Fort Worth, Gomez is a senior librarian in the Genealogy, Archives and Local History unit of the Fort Worth Library. He holds a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and has been with the library since 2001.

Historic Photo of 7th and Throckmorton

The Center for Texas Studies at TCU is designed to celebrate all that makes Texas distinctive. It is housed in AddRan College of Liberal Arts, where various disciplines and programs can act in concert to foster and nurture the essence of Texas. History is, of course, central, but Texas literature, anthropology, ethnography, politics, religions, philosophy and design and textiles all represent elements that are a part of the incredible mosaic of Texas.

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Updated 3 November 2014

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