No March 2019 Meeting. But, we have 2 hikes. See below.
Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Chisholm Trail: A Tale of Fort Worth’s Prairie History
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
Room WACB 1123
TCC-NW Meeting Location 2018 – 2019
Saddle up & join us in welcoming Doug Harman, historian & Chisholm Trail expert, who will tell us about the Chisholm Trail & how Fort Worth became the ‘Queen of the Prairie’.
Doug Harman, former City of Fort Worth City Manager and past President and CEO of Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau earned his PhD in Urban Administration from American University. Doug has served on many commissions & boards including the Tarrant County Historical Commission & the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Heritage Trails Committee. He is a regional expert on all things Chisholm Trail! Doug has presented on a wide range of topics, including Fort Worth and Texas history, tourism marketing and management, heritage and preservation, cowboy history and gear, antiques and aviation. He has authored more than 60 published articles appearing in professional journals and has developed a number of museum exhibits on Texas, Fort Worth and Western heritage topics, including the Chisholm Trail Exhibit at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and a Quanah Parker exhibit.
(Visit our Calendar page for hikes, field trips, meet-ups & events)
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hike & Learn
Pemberton’s Big Spring Preserve & Crawford Memorial Park
Saturday, April 20 from 10am – 1pm
Hike Penitentiary Hollow with Jeff Quayle
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Learn more & sign up here.
Saturday, March 30, 10am – 2pm
Stella Rowan Prairie Volunteer Day
The work day will focus on restoring a disturbed area in this Tarrant County prairie. For more information, contact Laura Penn or visit FWNPAT.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Riesel Prairie Volunteer Day
Help us clearing invasive woody species from Riesel Prairie on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch & learn about the history of this Blackland site. We may even visit nearby prairies. RSVP here.
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