Longhorns, Legends, and Life on the Trail

Thanks to western books and movies, we all have a good idea of how nineteenth-century cowboys lived and origins of the cattle they drove. Right? Maybe not. Historian and author Wayne Ludwig joins us this month to set us straight about the risks and rewards of life on the trail. We’ll also consider whether the... Read more »

Who Eats Cornbread? Who Eats Biscuits? Baking and Texas Identity

Attention foodies! As we celebrate African American History Month, join us as TCU history professor Rebecca Sharpless will discuss the history of baking in Texas and the American South. Speaking from research conducted for her latest book, she will weave together the story of how three global food traditions--Indigenous American, European, and African--collided with and... Read more »

The Lady Makes Boots

Fort Worth Public Library - Southwest Regional 4001 Library Ln, Fort Worth, TX, United States

In recognition of Women’s History Month, join us to learn about entrepreneur Enid Justin and her legendary boot-making family. Daughter of Justin Boots founder, H. J. Justin, “Miss Enid” decided in 1925 to start her own boot company in Nocona, Texas. Though discouraged by her family, this Texas original was determined to succeed. Through sheer... Read more »