Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tarrant County Heritage Traveling Exhibit

The Library is honored to host a special exhibit from the Tarrant County Historical Commission: the Tarrant County Heritage Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Fash Foundation.

The panel topics of the Exhibit are the following:
1. Introduction
2. The land of Tarrant County
3. Indians of Texas
4. Indian tribes of the area
5. Texas frontier
6. The Republic
7. Birds Fort
8. Early towns
9. Map of early Tarrant
10. The Fort established
11. Ripley Arnold
12. General Tarrant
13. Tarrant statue
14. The County created
15. First courthouses
16. Courthouses
17. Early towns
18. Two communities
19. The Civil War
20. African-Americans
21. African-American heritage
22. Cattle drives
23. The trails
24. Trail heritage
25. Hispanics
26. 1895 courthouse
27. Transportation center
28. Railroads
29. Tarantula map
30. Rail lines
31. Rail heritage
32. County functions
33. The Dragstone
34. Pioneer homes
35. Grapevine and Fort Worth homes
36. Knapp Park
37. Courthouse restoration
38. Restoration
39. More restoration
40.The Westside
41. Clock tower
42. Historical Commission
43. Historical designations
44. The  County Archive
45. Preserving heritage

The exhibit will be on view at the Haltom City Public Library in June and July 2016.

The Library is grateful to the Birdville Historical Society for coordinating with the Tarrant County Historical Commission in securing this exhibit for us.

Selective Bibliography on Tarrant County

Cashion, Ty. The New Frontier: A Contemporary History of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.  San Antonio: Historical Publishing Network, 2006.
Jordan, Terry G. Log Cabin Village: A History and Guide. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1980.
Joyner, Arista. Arlington, Texas: Birthplace of the Metroplex.  Arlington: Arlington Citizen Journal, 1976.
King, Steve M. The Tarrant County Courthouse: A Self-Guided Walking Tour. 1995.
Newcomb, W. W. The Indians of Texas. Austin: University of Texas, 1984.
Nunn, W.C. Texas Under The Carpetbaggers.  Austin: University of Texas, 1962.
Pool, William C. Historical Atlas of Texas.  Austin: Encino Press, 1975.
Potter, Bill and Richard Selcer. The Fort That Became A City. Fort Worth: TCU Press, 1995.
Roark, Carol. Fort Worth & Tarrant County: An Historical Guide.  Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2003.
Selcer, Richard F. A History of Fort Worth in Black and White  Denton: University of North Texas, 2015.
Smith, Luther. The Trinity River. Fort Worth: TCU Press, 1997.
Texas Historical Commission. The Chisholm Trail: Exploring the Folklore and Legacy. 2002.


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