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October 2021

The History of Baseball in Fort Worth

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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With baseball season coming to a close, let's look back on the history of the game in Fort Worth. Author Mark Presswood will discuss the trajectory of baseball in the city from its beginnings in the 1870s through the formation of the more recent Fort Worth Cats team and all the fun and drama in between. As part of the Texas League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the Fort Worth Panthers became one of the most famous minor league teams in history winning six straight championships…

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The French Presence in Texas: 1878 to Today (Extended Education Course)

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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From the ranches of West Texas at the turn of the 20th century to today’s aerospace industry, the French in Texas have contributed and continue to impact the economic, diplomatic, educational, and cultural landscape of the Lone Star State. This two-part course explores the enduring Franco-Texan relations of then and now and reveals unexpected connections. Taught by Dr. Marie Schein. This class meets on Thursday, October 21 and 28, 2021, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Course fee: $74.00 Register here! (Second…

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November 2021

The Grape Man of Texas: Thomas Volney Munson

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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If you take a winery tour in France today, you are likely to hear about Denison resident Thomas Volney Munson (1843 - 1913).  Sherrie McLeRoy, co-author of Grape Man of Texas: Thomas Volney Munson and the Origins of American Viticulture, joins us this month to discuss Munson's contribution to our body of knowledge about Texas and American grapes in general, and specifically how his work enabled him to help save the European grape and wine industry from devastating blights in the late 19th century. Though he…

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