‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2015) Folks were treated to some delicious pies, a presentation about the informative historical works of author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks and a book signing by Sheri’s mother Patsy Stodghill during the Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s Sunday Afternoon in the Park event, held on the grounds of the Rockwall Historical Museum […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation receives donation in Sheri Fowler Parks’ name

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 10, 2015) The Class of 2015 mothers and daughters of the National Charity League’s Inc. Lone Star Chapter recently donated $1,000 to Rockwall County Historical Foundation in honor of their friend and past president, Sheri Fowler Parks. Pictured from left are Hannah Adley, Katie Wells, Abby Childers, Carolyn Francisco (President RCHF), Ashlyn […]

Historical Foundation lecture highlights Florence Ranch, Lawrence Homestead

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (March 17, 2015) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation continued its educational lecture series on Friday, March 13 with a look into a few well-known families in the area surrounding Rockwall County. Mesquite resident and local history buff Janice Houston provided residents a glimpse into the lives of two prominent Mesquite families during […]

Team All in the Family wins Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s ‘most successful FUNraiser in years’

Team All in the Family wins Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s ‘most successful FUNraiser in years’

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 21, 2014) Back when cotton was king in Rockwall County in the 1920s, how many farms were there in the county? How many cotton gins? Where was the first cotton gin located in the county? Which ranch in Rockwall County owned its own chapel? Folks attending the Blast to the Past […]

Historical Foundation debuts Rockwall County’s own playing cards

ROCKWALL, TX (November 14, 2014) Rockwall County Historical Foundation President Carolyn Francisco and member Jan Self display the foundation’s full deck of Rockwall County playing cards featuring 56 historical photographs at the Historical Foundation’s Brown Bag Lecture on Friday afternoon. The event was free to the public and those in attendance also had the opportunity […]

See Rockwall history come to life on Founders Day

ROCKWALL, TX (May 13, 2014) Do not miss a visit the Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum location at 901 E. Washington in Harry Myers Park on Founders Day, May 17! There will be Living History Exhibitors performing blacksmith chores, spinning  yarn, Dutch oven cooking by the Chuck Wagon, toy makers with supplies to create rag […]

Crime and Punishment: the true case of Meddie Bowles

Program set for the October 9 meeting of Friends of the Library (Rockwall) September 24, 2012 – The marker for Luther Watson Bowles sits in the hot September sun at the intersection of two driveways in the Rockwall Memorial Cemetery.  It is not very different from all the other gray granite tombstones, showing the family name and […]

Discover the history of Rockwall, Lake Ray Hubbard

(Rockwall) September 17, 2012 – Rockwall County Newcomers and Friends will learn about the history of Rockwall and the formation of Lake Ray Hubbard at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 11. Sheri Fowler, vice president of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation and director of public relations for the Rockwall ISD, will present the program during the […]

Historical Foundation installs new officers

(Rockwall) Rockwall County Historical Foundation officers and directors for 2012 were installed by County Commissioner Lorie Grinnan at the Annual Meeting of the organization on Sunday, January 8, 2012.From left are Jan Self, Susan Reinhardt Mills, Carolyn Francisco, Doug Rogge, Jean James, Sheri Fowler, Maxine Gray, Nancy Beaty, Dorothy Williams and Connie Rogge.  Not pictured […]

‘Serpent head’ revisited at Historical Foundation encore

‘Serpent head’ revisited at Historical Foundation encore

(Rockwall County) Sheri Fowler, program chair for the Rockwall County Historical Foundation, presented a local artifact known as a “serpent head” to guests attending the RCHF’S recent Brown Bag Lecture Series. The encore presentation of “Rock Wall Revisted – Myth or Mystery,” held at Rockwall’s Historic Downtown Courthouse on Dec. 9, offered updated information about […]