Presented by Dr. Richard Selcer, Author, Professor, Tour Guide
Dinner: 6:00 PM Menu: Pecan Crusted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Dessert
$20, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 817-307-9263.
Program: 7 PM
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Ft. Worth 76109, Room 109-111
In 1861 Fort Worth was a sleepy little village with a few hundred inhabitants. By 1865 the population had dropped to 175. So there is not much Civil War history in Fort Worth, but the CW had a major effect on the development of the City. Many Confederate (and Union) veterans and their families moved to Fort Worth in the 1870’s and 1880’s. The population had exploded to over 20,000 by 1890. As a result, organizations were formed like the UCV (United Confederate Veterans) and the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Their activities climaxed with the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion. Post Civil War was an active time in Fort Worth with many good stories. Our speaker, Dr. Richad Selcer, is looking forward to sharing some with the group. It should be a great program!
Dr. Selcer is the author of 14 books and more than fifty magazine/journal articles. Most of his writing has been on the Civil War, Fort Worth and the West. His book Hell’s Half Acre: The Life and Legend of a Red-light District is a classic. He is also well-known for his frequent articles in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He has an M.A. from Austin College and a Ph.D from TCU. For many years, he split his time between teaching in Fort Worth and in foreign countries including Austria, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. He is also a high-school basketball official and loves to lead walking tours of Fort Worth (including one with Ed Bearss).
See you on the 12th!