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September 2020

Food as Cultural Identity: European, African and Indigenous Foods and Crops in America

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Register today to join us for our first VIRTUAL Community History Workshop program on ZOOM: Food as Cultural Identity: European, African, and Indigenous Foods and Crops in America with Dr. Peter Martínez! In honor of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Dr. Martínez’s will discuss how crops and foods in the Pre-Columbian Americas impacted European and Asian countries through the Columbian Exchange beginning in the sixteenth century. You will hear how Europeans and Mexican elites viewed indigenous American foods and learn how…

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October 2020

Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Have you ever wanted to know more about the man behind the museum? Join us for a virtual presentation on Amon G. Carter by Brian Cervantez, who recently published the very first scholarly biography of the Fort Worth giant. After growing up in a one-room log cabin, Carter rose to become a philanthropist and enthusiastic promoter of Fort Worth. He founded the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, established Fort Worth’s first radio station, lobbied for the American Airlines to headquarter in Fort…

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November 2020

The Deadly Weapon Laws of Texas

November 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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How do you envision Texas during the late nineteenth century? Contrary to popular stereotypes, Texas had some of the strictest weapon regulations in the country during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During this period, Texas enacted a series of regulations commonly referred to as deadly weapon laws. These laws prohibited the carrying in public of concealable weapons such as pistols, bowie knives, and brass knuckles. Drawing from a wealth of county criminal records, Rivas will discuss why the…

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