Talking Tombstones: Rockwall area history comes to life

Talking Tombstones: Rockwall area history comes to life

(ROCKWALL COUNTY – October 8, 2013)  The popular Rockwall County Historical Foundation October topic, Talking Tombstones, will be presented at noon Friday, October 11 at the historic downtown courthouse. Presenters will be Gary and Mindy Lovell, longtime residents of McLendon Chisholm, who will share a history of Chisholm Cemetery and Harrison D. Howell and Angelina […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to create community deck of playing cards

(ROCKWALL COUNTY-Sept 13, 2013) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation is working to create a deck of playing cards that will feature unique historical photos and educational facts about Rockwall County on the face of each card.  This deck offers a fantastic opportunity for the community to get involved. All 56 of the card faces may […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation earns grant, in running for additional $10,000

“A donation of $2,000 can do good for our community — but a check for $10,000 could do a whole lot more” (Rockwall) July 30, 2013 – The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will receive a $2,000 grant, thanks to The Fite Agency and Safeco Insurance. And with your help, they could get $10,000 more from […]

Rockwall remembers

(ROCKWALL-May 13, 2013) The May presentation of Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s popular Brown Bag Lecture Series was entitled Rockwall Remembrances and Recollections. LaVern and Charles Falls entertained those attending with pictures and personal accounts of life in Rockwall in the 50’s.  The Falls purchased the Rockwall Ice House and Charles supplied blocks of  ice for […]

See Rockwall’s mysterious underground rock wall

See Rockwall’s mysterious underground rock wall

(ROCKWALL-May 13, 2013) In 1851, while trying to dig a water well, three settlers unearthed a mysterious underground rock wall, for which the City of Rockwall was named. Over the years, there has been much debate about whether the formation is natural or man-made. On Saturday, May 18, the Rockwall County Historical Foundation will offer a […]

Historical Foundation presents Brown Bag Lecture Series

Free programs continue with ‘Little House on the Prairie: Rockwall’s Native Grasslands’ (ROCKWALL-February 11, 2013) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation and the Rockwall County Historical Commission recently kicked off their 2013 Brown Bag Lecture Series with “Images of America: Royse City,” presented by author Sheri Fowler. Next up is the program “Little House on the Prairie: […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation installs 2013 officers

(ROCKWALL – January 15, 2013) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation installed officers for 2013 at its recent Annual Meeting at the Museum in Harry Myers Park. Justice of the Peace, Nancy Beaty, conducted the installation. Jim Mills was recognized as the outstanding individual member for 2012. Submitted by Carolyn Francisco, RCHF. To share your good news […]

Rock wall, myth or mystery

(ROCKWALL-January 5, 2013) Amateur archeologist and geologist David Campbell, a resident of Denison, recently presented an interesting comparison of rock formations found in other parts of the world and our local rock wall. Campbell, who has traveled extensively, exhibited a portion of his collection of artifacts.  As no definitive conclusion can be drawn with this added […]

JFK: the Rockwall connections

(Rockwall – November 8, 2012) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation, in conjunction with the Rockwall County Historical Commission, presents the next topic in its Brown Bag Lecture Series: JFK – The Rockwall Connections. Closely coinciding with the anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, the program will focus on Rockwall residents who had connections to this moment […]

Talking Tombstones: Rockwall history comes to life

(Rockwall) October 16, 2012 – Rockwall pioneers, Terry Utley Wade and Amanda Truitt Willis were special guests at the recent Rockwall County Historical Foundation Brown Bag lecture series, Talking Tombstones. Wade, portrayed by Patty Canup, and Willis, portrayed by Jan Johnson, brought the history of the early days of Rockwall to life with stories of […]