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Second Monday Meet-Up
8700 Chapin Road in Fort Worth
Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm
Doug Harman presents: Our Native American Heritage & Our Native Prairies
FW-NPAT is thrilled to have Doug Harman, renowned historian, author & public official at our September meet-up. His presentation will be on “Our Native American Heritage & Our Native Prairies.” He will also discuss the deep connection between prairies & the Chisholm Trail, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year.
Harman has presented at numerous professional meetings & conferences on a wide range of topics, including Fort Worth & Texas history, tourism marketing & management, heritage & preservation, cowboy history & gear, antiques, & aviation. He has written more than 60 published articles appearing in professional journals, & has developed a number of museum exhibits on Texas, Fort Worth & Western heritage topics, including the current “Chisholm Trail Exhibit” at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Doug, with two associates, developed the Quanah Parker exhibit which has traveled to about 30 locations.
Doug has also developed & assisted in historical exhibits in Frisco, Sherman, Weatherford & Graham, Texas,& helped with museum exhibits at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, the National Cowgirl Museum, & the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. He served as the Exhibit chair for the “JFK in Fort Worth: A Lasting Impression” in 2013. In 2013, developed the “Cowboy Culture” exhibit for Lewisville, Texas.
Harman is a former Fort Worth City Manager & also served from 1989 - 2006 as President & CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Seed Collection at the Russell Prairie Near Lake Livingston
Saturday, August 29
Join Mercer Society Grower Becky Mills and Mercer Botanist Ellen Strupp and Lan Shen for a seed collecting trip to the rare prairies on the Russell leased Waterwood Parkway right-of-way (near Lake Livingston and Huntsville) on Saturday, August 29. Meet about 8:30 am (time to be confirmed) at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338-1071) for the ~ 1.25 hour trip from there. The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) holds a conservation easement on parts of George Russell’s properties in the area. Photos from past trips to the property are at PrairiePartner.org in albums by Pat Merkord and by me during a 10/22/13 field trip.
Participants should wear appropriate outdoor clothing, including closed-toe shoes and long pants. Recommended are long-sleeve shirt, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent. Please bring scissors or clippers and drinking water, plus binoculars and camera, if you wish.
When: Monday, August 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 8700 Chapin Road in Fort Worth
Seed Mixer! Chapter Board Election & Future Prairie Goals
This meet-up, we are going to have a seed mixer. This is a fun way to exchange seeds, learn about some of our prairie plants, & visit with each other about what we love! We will also have a quick election to get chapter board members in place. The Fort Worth chapter has accomplished a lot. In fact, we’ve accomplished all the goals that the founding steering committee set forth in early 2015. Now, it’s time to pass the reins to a newly-elected Board & hear from YOU what you’d like the chapter to accomplish in the future.
Also, July’s presenter Jessica Beckham has a website that you might be interested in checking out!
When:August 26 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in the McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park; 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004
6:30 p.m. - Refreshments
7 to 8:30 p.m. - Meeting
For updates, go to the Houston Chapter Website.