Name: Fort Worth Public Library Presents Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past!
Date: October 10, 2020
Fort Worth Public Library Presents Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past! Below are the dates and topics for the September, October and November workshops presented by the Fort Worth Public Library and The Center for Texas Studies at TCU Fort Worth Public Library.
Oct. 10, 2020 - Amon Carter: A Lone Star LifeBrian A. Cervantez, Ph.D., Professor of History & Assistant Divisional Dean, Tarrant County College Have you ever wanted to know more about the man behind the museum? Join us for a presentation on Amon G. Carter by Brian Cervantez, who recently published the very first scholarly biography of the Fort Worth giant. After growing up in a one-room log cabin, Carter rose to become a philanthropist and enthusiastic promoter of Fort Worth. He founded the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, established Fort Worth’s first radio station, lobbied for the American Airlines to headquarter in Fort Worth, and secured government funding for an aircraft factory that would later become Lockheed Martin. Carter also funded or helped support various schools, churches, museums, and parks. Drawing from the Amon G. Carter papers at Texas Christian University, Cervantez will detail not only Carter’s life but his continuing influence in Fort Worth and the Southwest.