History

Posted By Heywood on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:37am

Doctors Golfing
  Over the past 40 years, the top of the list of the most prestigious jobs in the United States has never changed. You guessed it. Mall Santa. Wait a minute…I'm sorry. That's the most prestigious job I've ever had. The correct answer is physician. In fact, that's...

Posted By james.verheyen on 2014 Mar 13 - 11:31am

Montgomery St. Cafe is a Fort Worth favorite since 1949. This video is part of a four part series celebrating the historical gems in Fort Worth that have been feeding us for generations.

Posted By Sonya Cisneros Curry on 2013 Jun 26 - 12:53pm

Stories from those connected to the 48 hours surrounding that moment in history

Casa Mañana is presenting Oswald: The Actual Interrogation from Nov. 9 – Nov. 17. This compelling performance examines the history and events surrounding the 48 hours that Lee Harvey Oswald was in the custody of the Dallas Police Department after the assassination of President John F....

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 30 - 11:43am

People and events that shaped our city.

In 1964, this Premier gas station opened in Fort Worth. The new-at-the-time Chevy Impala seen here is getting the royal treatment. Gas then was 26 cents a gallon, a far cry from the nearly $4 a gallon today. Plus, that 26 cents got you some pretty great service. Smiling attendants were available...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Sep 26 - 2:57pm

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is 109 acres of more than 2,500 species of native and exotic plants in 21 specialty gardens.

Established in 1934, the garden is known to be the oldest in Texas, and it incorporates 13 interactive educational stations on the elevated boardwalk. S. Herbert Hare, the designer of the Botanic Garden layout, is seen here on the left. City Forester-Horticulturist L.G. McLean (middle) and City...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Sep 13 - 10:23am

Bob Simpson, founder and former CEO of XTO Energy, is quickly becoming known as a sort of hero of historic buildings in downtown Fort Worth. Morning Star Capital LLC, co-owned by Simpson, recently purchased the Fort Worth Public Market Building, located at 1400 Henderson St. Noted for its Spanish...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jul 3 - 10:07am

The growing olive oil industry in Texas was spotlighted in a documentary on KERA in June called El Camino Olive Trail, made with help from the Texas Olive Oil Council. The program featured new and old olive farmers and described how olives became a Texas industry. Dr. Karen Lee Henry at the Texas...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jul 2 - 5:21pm

For nearly 30 years, Alexander Calder’s red steel, 39-foot-tall Eagle sculpture was a downtown Fort Worth fixture perched in front of the Fort Worth National Bank, which was bought out by Bank One and then Loutex. It was commissioned in 1972 by the bank, and unfortunately, the piece of public...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jul 2 - 2:34pm

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary presents: The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible, Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures.

When a Bedouin at Qumran, Israel, went in search of a lost goat in 1947, he found much more than a missing animal. Tucked away in a cave along the rugged, western shores of the Dead Sea, he uncovered what scholars around the world now call the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times....

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jun 4 - 12:47pm

The Kimbell Art Museum is showing The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark through June 17.

by Brennen Anderson The museum is the only U.S. venue for the first-ever international touring exhibition of French Impressionist masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. Sterling Clark, an heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune, married Francine...

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