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Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

“The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds” is coming to Rockwall in August 2018.  The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will be hosting this traveling exhibit of rare photographs from August 23 through September 30.  Weekly exhibit hours Thursday through Saturday are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday:  1:00 – 6:00 pm.  The display may be seen at The Bailey House in Harry Myers Park, 903 E. Washington Street in Rockwall and enhanced by Rockwall County artists.  Admission will be $5.00 for adults.  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  For more information, contact rockwallhistory@gmail.com or call 972-722-1507.

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two important names in U. S. frontier history.  Much can be learned from the dramatic story of these two courageous individuals.  In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family.  Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah.  After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.  The THC Texas Lakes Trail Region and Texas Trail of Fame sponsor the exhibit in an effort to bring more attention to the important Native American heritage in our region.

You are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Meet local historian Garvin Tate, Western artists Doug Agee, Susie Varner, Jim Bryant, and storyteller with Native American flutes Richard Nash.

Historian Garvin Tate will present additional information about Quanah Parker at the Stodghill Lecture Series on September 14, 2018 at noon in the historic, downtown Courthouse in the third floor courtroom.  The lecture is free and open to the public.