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Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past

Presented in conjunction 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.

May 7: “The Story of Chandor Gardens”

Presented by: Steven Chamblee, Chief Horticulturalist, Chandor Gardens

The Story of Chandor Gardens

Renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor built his dream garden near Weatherford in the early twentieth century. Join us as Chandor Gardens’ Chief Horticulturist Steven Chamblee shares the site’s history and recounts the labors that have restored its former glory. Chamblee will be signing his new book, The Story of Chandor Gardens following the program.

Steven Chamblee is the Chief Horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. He serves as Consulting Editor and Author for Neil Sperry’s GARDENS magazine, writes a monthly e-newsletter column entitled “Native Son,” and is an Adjunct Instructor for Tarleton State University.

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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Last updated: April 4, 2016

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