Historical foundation to showcase museum memorabilia

“Museum Memorabilia” will be in the spotlight Friday, April 13 as the Rockwall County Historical Foundation highlights some of the most unique acquisitions in its collection. The free program is family-friendly and open to the public as part of the RCHF’s 2012 Brown Bag Lecture Series. The RCHF, in conjunction with the Rockwall County Historical Commission, […]

Step up to the plate, back in time for vintage base ball

Step up to the plate, back in time for vintage base ball

Bring the whole family to the ball park and enjoy an exhibition game of vintage base ball as the Rockwall Retros play the Rockwall Classics on Sunday, April 22. Players will dress in period uniforms and play by 1860’s rules. Peanuts, cracker jacks, hot dogs and soda pop will be available. Play begins at 1 […]

Landmark sign posted at Wallace Farmstead

Stanley Springer and Neil Turner have installed another Rockwall County Historical Foundation Farmstead Landmark sign at the Wallace native prairie meadow on Cullins Road between Wallace Lane and Lofland Circle. The Wallace Farmstead, originally a 280 acre tract, was designated as a Texas Family Land Heritage property in 1984.  The land has been continuously used […]

Lake Lore: learn the story behind the construction of Lake Ray Hubbard

The Rockwall County Historical Foundation Brown Bag Lecture series resumed at the historic, downtown Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 10. Program chair, Sheri Fowler, presented information about the location and significance of historical markers throughout the County.  A handout will be available at the next Lecture for individuals in attendance who want to explore locations personally. […]

Memories and Markers: Rockwall’s historic people, places

Did you know that Rockwall County has 17 historical markers, one property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and one historic courthouse listing? The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will present, “Memories and Markers: A Look at Rockwall’s Historic People and Places” at noon Friday, Feb. 10 at the Historic Courthouse. The program is free […]

Brown Bag lecture: ‘The rock wall re-visited’

The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will host the Brown Bag lecture series at noon Friday, Dec. 9 in the Historic Courthouse. The program will be “The Rock Wall Revisited” ~ the ongoing debate regarding the origin of the wall. The program is free and open to the public.   Submitted by Leigh Plagens, RCHF.   To […]

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