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Fort Worth Local History Month

June is Fort Worth Local History Month!

Discover historic Fort Worth - a unique city filled with rich cultural heritage.

Reby Cary & Shining Stars of I. M. Terrell

Distinguished author and former Congressional Representative, Reby Cary discusses the people and stories that inspired his new books, The Hurdlers: Historic Black Icons in Fort Worth and Tarrant County and The Apex: Beyond the Chains: Unchained Aspirations of African-Americans in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society will present vignettes of I. M. Terrell alumni. There will be a reception following program.

  • noon - 2 p.m. Sat., Jun. 10, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Mia L. Anderson, PhD, will chronicle the history of Sepia, an African American photo journalism magazine that began in Fort Worth in 1947. She will discuss its editorial philosophy, compare its editorial content to Ebony magazine, and highlight factors that potentially led to its failure. Program is 60 minutes.

  • noon, Sat., Jun. 17, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Marion J. Brooks Living Legend Awards

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum honors outstanding civic and community leaders at the 24th Living Legend Awards, presented to citizens who have dedicated their lives to community service. There will be a reception before the program. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.

  • 5:30 - 7 p.m. Thu., Jun. 22, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Spirits in the Acre

Join us for a relaxing and informative evening at Acre Distillery in Fort Worth’s former Hell’s Half Acre district, as co-owner Tony Formby discusses the history of Hell’s Half Acre, distilling, the origins of Bourbon whisky and few famous cocktails developed in the late 1800s. This free lecture will be followed by an optional Tour & Tasting ($17.00). Please call 817.392.7740 for reservations.

Sepia Photo Exhibit

Featuring 100 historical photos spanning three decades of the Fort Worth-based magazine, Sepia, this exhibition is a collaboration between Richland College and the African American Museum in Fair Park. Some of the images feature noteworthy figures and editorial images from the magazine’s Photographic Archive, which contains more than 10,000 photographs owned by the African American Museum.

On display in the Gallery at the Central Library from May 28 - Jul. 6.

Last updated: May 12, 2017