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Flashback to WWI: Camp Bowie
October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I with a tour of historic Camp Bowie, a training camp which covered much of the modern day neighborhood of Arlington Heights. This two-hour course (10/26, 6:30 – 9:30) and day-long tour (10/28, 9:00am – 3:00pm) will explore the camp’s history and physical location from 1917-1919. Using maps and hundreds of period photographs, instructor Tyler Alberts, executive director of the Military Museum of Fort Worth, will give attendees a complete understanding of the camp layout and its lasting impact on the west side of Fort Worth. Box lunch included. Course fee: $146. Discounts available. Reserve today at TCU Extended Education!
Tyler Alberts currently serves as executive director of the Fort Worth Military Museum. Combining his background as an audio/visual technician for touring Broadway theater productions with a love of history, Alberts has preserved and shared countless archival military films with the public through his company, Combat Reels. In addition he serves as historian of the 90th Infantry Division Association and the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion Association for Vietnam Veterans. He has interviewed over 500 veterans of the 90th Division, the unit in which his grandfather served during World War II. Alberts is a native of Fort Worth and graduate of Arlington Heights High School.