Texas Sized Thrills: A Legacy of Excitement

Fort Worth Public Library - Southwest Regional 4001 Library Ln, Fort Worth, TX, United States

When it comes to having fun, North Texas has been at the forefront of innovation for over a century! Join attractions professional and history aficionado, Kris Rowberry as he takes us through the unique history of amusement and theme parks here in North Texas. Discover lost parks and rides from a bygone era and see... Read more »

Extended Education Course: Fort Worth Parks and Open Spaces

Our annual spring Extended Education course with local historian and Tarrant County Probate Judge Quentin McGown! The class will explore the history and development of Fort Worth's world-class park system as well as citizen efforts to preserve and protect urban greenspaces leading to the City's new Open Space Conservation Program. A two-hour interactive lecture on... Read more »

History’s First Draft: My Life as a Newspaper Photojournalist

Palko Hall 3000 Bellaire Drive North, Fort Worth, TX, United States

Working as a Star-Telegram photographer for almost forty-two years, Rodger Mallison always put himself on the front line to capture, in a fraction of a second, the significance of an event. Mallison’s work exemplifies the Irving Penn quote that “a good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer... Read more »