Coming to life: Update on Rockwall’s Discovery Statue

Coming to life: Update on Rockwall’s Discovery Statue

Rockwall, Texas – November 22, 2021 – Have you been wondering about the status of the statue commemorating the discovery of the rock wall for which our city was named? Since the last update, there have been a lot of efforts behind the scenes, including computer digitizing and prep work at the foundry. Now the […]

Rockwall City Council approves Discovery statue

Rockwall City Council approves Discovery statue

Rockwall, Texas – September 24, 2021 – The Rockwall City Council has approved an art project to honor the City’s rich history. The Discovery Statue Project is named for the three pioneers who discovered the rock wall, for which our city was named. Council has approved funding of $324,800 for a larger-than-life sculpture to be […]

Daughters of the American Revolution present Citizenship Awards to Rockwall County students

Daughters of the American Revolution present Citizenship Awards to Rockwall County students

ROCKWALL, TX (May 28, 2021) Every year the Rock Wall Chapter of the DAR (Daughter’s of the American Revolution) awards the DAR Youth Citizenship Award medal to one sixth-grader and one eighth-grader in every Rockwall County elementary and middle school.  They ask the teachers and staff to choose the one student who exemplifies excellent youth […]

Historical Foundation unveils reconstructed rock wall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 8, 2017)By now many know that Rockwall was named after the discovery of a mysterious rock wall that was unearthed in 1852 as Benjamin Boydstun, Terry Utley Wade, and William Clay Stevenson were digging a well.  As speculation continues regarding the wall’s origin – whether it’s a natural geologic formation or […]

‘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 […]

Daughters of the American Revolution go pink

ROCKWALL,TX. (October 13, 2014) The Rock Wall Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Texas Society-District III held its October 4 meeting at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Heath. Vice Regent Linda Smith introduced speaker, Dr. Brian R. Franklin, SMU Center for Presidential Studies on “Religion and Empire.” Dr. Franklin discussed his […]

Historical Foundation to show encore presentation of America Unearthed’s rock wall program

Historical Foundation to show encore presentation of America Unearthed’s rock wall program

ROCKWALL (January 16, 2014) Join the Rockwall County Historical Foundation at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 19 for a delicious BBQ dinner followed by an encore presentation of The History2 Channel’s America Unearthed episode, the Great Wall of Texas. The event will be at the Utley Middle School Cafeteria. Tickets are $20 per person and reservations must […]

‘America Unearthed’ digs into mystery of Rockwall’s mysterious underground formation

‘America Unearthed’ digs into mystery of Rockwall’s mysterious underground formation

Episode airs Saturday, Photo gallery available after show ROCKWALL (December 11, 2013) America Unearthed will air the “Great Wall of Texas” – an episode about the mysterious underground rock wall formation for which Rockwall, TX is named – this Saturday December 14th at 9PM EST/8PM CST on the H2 network. Show host and forensic geologist Scott Wolter […]

History Channel2 to air episode on Rockwall’s mysterious rock wall

ROCKWALL (December 8, 2013) As many of you may remember, Rockwall experienced some excitement back in the spring when the History Channel’s H2 production team came to Rockwall to research our unique system of subterranean rock walls for a future episode on their America Unearthed television series. The Rockwall County Historical Foundation has just learned that […]

History Channel to air episode on Rockwall’s mysterious rock wall

ROCKWALL (November 30, 2013) As many of you may remember, Rockwall experienced some excitement back in the spring when the History Channel’s H2 production team came to Rockwall to research our unique system of subterranean rock walls for a future episode on their America Unearthed television series. The Rockwall County Historical Foundation has just learned that […]