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April 2022

Finding Smeltertown: Uncovering Family and Community History

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Dr. Monica Perales will join us to discuss the challenges and strategies she used to uncover the history of a vibrant community from the early 20th century that had all but disappeared from the historical record but lived in the memories of its former residents. Using the example of her paternal grandmother, she will share how her journey started in family archives -- photographs, recipes, oral histories, ephemera -- and show how her grandmother's story helped Perales to understand larger…

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Wall Street of the West: How Fort Worth Became the Livestock Center of the Southwest (Extended Education Course)

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Through an evening lecture and accompanying a six-hour bus tour led by Quentin McGown, the class will explore the roots of the livestock industry in Cowtown along with some of the places and personalities associated with the rise and eventual decline of the massive local market that came to define the city for much of its history. Delicious Central Market box lunch included on the Saturday bus tour. Course dates Lecture: April 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Bus Tour: April 30th,…

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May 2022

Hidden Gardens of BRIT: A Showcase of the Herbaria & Library Collections

May 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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Want to learn about the Botanic Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)? It’s more than just a beautiful garden! Barney L. Lipscomb, Director of the BRIT Press and Library and the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany joins us to discuss the Herbarium and Library, two research collections at BRIT that are the cornerstones of the BRIT mission to Explore, Discover, and Engage. The researchers at the institute explore the critically important world of plants, collaborate to discover the roles they play…

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