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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 5: The Evolution of Public Housing in Fort Worth

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

Public Housing

Join Rene Gomez from the Fort Worth Library as he takes a closer look at the birth of the public housing system in Fort Worth, how it changed and its future. He will show how a policy initiated in the early 20th century is being adapted to the 21st century. In addition to learning the general history of each of the projects in Fort Worth, you’ll hear how the housing authority participated in the war effort and assisted veterans of World War II.

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.

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: Nov. 9, 2015

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