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March 2019

The Lady Was a Doctor: Fort Worth Medical School, 1894-1918

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W 3rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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In honor of Women’s History Month, we welcome local historian Ruth Hosey Karbach to discuss the trailblazing women who studied and practiced medicine Fort Worth in late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Opened in 1894, the Fort Worth Medical School, once a part of Texas Christian University, admitted women from its inception.  Over its twenty-four year history, ten female students received degrees including Frances Daisy Emery Allen, M. D. who was the first woman to graduate from any Texas medical…

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April 2019

Making History Come Alive: WBAP-TV Archives Project

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W 3rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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Dallas-Fort Worth residents are familiar with KXAS, or Channel 5, but they may not realize that it signed on the air in 1948 as WBAP-TV, the first television news station in Texas.  In fact, it pioneered many broadcast techniques in Texas and the Southwest, including the local newscast, professional weather reporting, all-color news film, and more.  Luckily, speaker Brian Hocker and some of his colleagues at the station were not only aware of the role of WBAP In television history,…

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The Trinity River: Its History and Evolution

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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Through a two-hour lecture/discussion April 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and six-hour Saturday tour (with lunch) from 9:00am to 3:00pm, local probate judge and historian Quentin McGown will lead an exploration of the history and evolution of the Trinity River and its role in the development of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. The river has become the centerpiece of North Texas flood, recreation and greenbelt preservation planning efforts. Together, we'll take a historical perspective on how we've used—and occasionally abused—the…

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