Upcoming Events (click on date on the calendar for more details):


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
Download map:
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.


Hike Penitentiary Hollow with Jeff Quayle
Saturday, April 20 from 10am – 1pm
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Register here: 

Jeff Quayle will be leading an adventurous hike to Lake Mineral Wells State Park to Penitentiary Hollow on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10am – 1pm. This will be a moderate hike through Penitentiary Hollow. Hiking boots and long pants is preferred, so be prepared for a lot of exploring off of the main trails. Weather permitting. Trees and understory species will be leafed out, so we may be dodging some brush and greenbriar. Be prepared to explore some nook and crannies of the hollows. We will be observing our native ferns in the area and other natives in the park, including a few rare species. Jeff will need a head count of attendees, so if you plan on coming, please RSVP here or email Jeff. Meet in the parking lot to the picnic area/Penitentiary Hollow by 10am.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10am – 4pm
Limit 25 RSVP
Hike & Learn
Pemberton’s Big Spring Preserve & Crawford Memorial Park



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.


Saturday, April 27, 2019
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge’s NatureCon

North American Prairie Conference
June 2-5, 2019 in Houston
Please check the North American Prairie Conference website for more information, pricing, and registration options. If you have questions, please email or call 713-581-0818.


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