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October 2021

The French Presence in Texas: 1878 to Today (Extended Education Course)

October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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From the ranches of West Texas at the turn of the 20th century to today’s aerospace industry, the French in Texas have contributed and continue to impact the economic, diplomatic, educational, and cultural landscape of the Lone Star State. This two-part course explores the enduring Franco-Texan relations of then and now and reveals unexpected connections. Taught by Dr. Marie Schein. This class meets on Thursday, October 21 and 28, 2021, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Course fee: $74.00 Register here! (Second…

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November 2021

The Grape Man of Texas: Thomas Volney Munson

November 6, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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If you take a winery tour in France today, you are likely to hear about Denison resident Thomas Volney Munson (1843 - 1913).  Sherrie McLeRoy, co-author of Grape Man of Texas: Thomas Volney Munson and the Origins of American Viticulture, joins us this month to discuss Munson's contribution to our body of knowledge about Texas and American grapes in general, and specifically how his work enabled him to help save the European grape and wine industry from devastating blights in the late 19th century. Though he…

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December 2021

Untapped: Another Round of Fort Worth Beer History

December 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Although Fort Worth brewing history is a tale that’s been told well by others, join us as we venture off the beaten path. Librarian Gaby Kienitz explores stories of how hardships, handshake deals, and backstabbing--along with a whole lot of gumption and good luck shaped the ups and downs of more than 150 years of beer brewing and drinking in Fort Worth. Gaby Kienitz is a librarian in the Genealogy, Local History, and Archives Unit at the Fort Worth Public…

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