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October 2017

How to Write Your Own Obituary

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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Why let others tell the story of your life when you know the material intimately? Best of all, you can leave out the unsavory bits and showcase only the highlights! All kidding aside, a well-written obituary can be a lasting testimony to those we leave behind, a record of personal history, a legacy to those we cherish in our own "voice." Learn the basics of writing a newspaper obituary, read some outstanding examples and write your own, before it's too…

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Building the Dallas Cowboys Archives

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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When the Dallas Cowboys planned their move from Valley Ranch to their new headquarters at The Star in Frisco, they also arranged to preserve their history.   Join us as the first team archivist, Jonathan Thorn, shares his exciting work to organize and document all things Dallas Cowboys--past and present.  Don't miss this inside look at the origins of the collection and the treasures it holds including uniforms and game balls, millions of photographs and documents, hundreds of miles of film, and yes, even one of Tom…

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Flashback to WWI: Camp Bowie

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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Free

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…

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