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September 2019

Preserving Our Past Community History Workshop Series

September 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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December 2019

Freedom to Play? Fort Worth City Parks during Jim Crow

December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W 3rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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The City of Fort Worth created the Park Commission in 1909. Part of its mission called to improve and expand city parks for citizens’ well-being. Join us for Fort Worth Public Library Archivist Jennifer Brancato’s discussion on how the Park Board and the Recreation Board executed this mission and shaped public outdoor spaces for African Americans during the era of “separate but equal.” Brancato is an Archivist at the Fort Worth Public Library where she is responsible for making Fort…

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January 2020

Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks who Transformed the Capital of Texas

January 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Ever wonder how Austin became a city proud of its “weirdness”? Join us for a stellar example of local history with Joe Nick Patoski! In Patoski’s book, Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks who Transformed the Capital of Texas, he traces how Austin became Austin. He covers the origins of the music, television, film, food culture, and technology that created the capital city as it is today. Patoski additionally profiles the individuals who shaped the city, such…

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