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April 2021

The Bass Reeves Trilogy: The Rememory of a Legend

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how historical fiction writers are able to stay period-accurate while creating an engaging story? Then join us for Sidney Thompson’s virtual program “The Bass Reeves Trilogy: The Rememory of a Legend.” Thompson is the author of two (eventually to be three!) novels about real-life figure Bass Reeves, the first Black deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. Thompson will discuss reconstructing the past with a fictional bent and the line between fact and fiction. He will…

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How to Research the History of a Building (Extended Education Course)

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Would you like to know the story behind your historic home? Or maybe there's a historic building that you believe deserves to be documented and preserved?  Well then, you need to join us for this two-night course with local author, historian, and preservationist Carol Roark. Combining her own research experience with over 20 years as an archivist at the Dallas Public Library, Roark is well positioned to teach you the basic skills necessary to uncover the history of any historic structure. In the first…

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May 2021

Saving a Great Neighborhood: Oakhurst and its History, Architecture, and Sense of Place

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Start National Preservation Month off right! Preservation consultant Libby Willis is joining us to discuss her experience saving her own neighborhood. Oakhurst, a 1920s-era development located on the northeast side of Fort Worth, is now a National Register Historic District with an active association of residents. Willis will explain the steps required to become a historic district and the art of maintaining the integrity of the neighborhood and its landscapes after designation. This is a great opportunity to learn from someone who has spent decades in the trenches working to preserve Fort Worth history.…

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