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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.

Nov. 5: Picturing Texas Politics

Presented by: Chuck Bailey, Attorney at Law

Join us for a timely stroll through Texas’ political past with Chuck Bailey, author of Picturing Texas Politics. Bailey will share never-before-published photos of Texas politicians and political campaigns, as well as familiar iconic images. With a line up that includes Sam Houston in his jaguar vest, W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel’s hillbilly band, a famous governor with an ostrich, and prominent Texans eating watermelons, shooting guns, and riding horses, this is Texas politics at its liveliest and best.

A lawyer in private practice, Bailey has also served as assistant general counsel to Texas Governor William P. Clements and chief of staff to Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. He is the author of Texas Political Memorabilia: Buttons, Bumper Stickers, and Broadsides.

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Dec. 3: History of Annexation on Fort Worth’s North Side

Presented by: Rene Gomez, Unit Supervisor, Fort Worth Library

Fort Worth turned to annexation to increase its population and territory in the early twentieth century, but not without some controversy along the way. Come hear the library’s own Rene Gomez discuss how the city’s desire to include smaller neighbors to the north affected local residents and thrust two communities, Rosen Heights and North Fort Worth, into a struggle over boundaries. In addition, he will explore life after annexation and where things stand today.

A native of Fort Worth, Gomez is a unit supervisor 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.

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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: Oct. 4, 2016

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