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North Texas history on display

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The Tarrant County Heritage Traveling Exhibit hosts a variety of historical and informative displays. The exhibit will be available on South Campus until March 29. Photos by Shawna Fitzpatrick/The Collegian

By Arelys Morales Conty/campus editor

Heritage exhibit offers information on the creation of Tarrant County

The past and early history of Tarrant County will be on display in the South Campus library during the Tarrant County Heritage Traveling Exhibit until March 29.

The exhibit will cover a variety of topics connected to how Texas came to be and the past of our society.

“The land and geography, the Republic of Texas, establishment of Fort Worth, early courthouses and towns, the Civil War and railroad heritage,” said Eileen Hart, South library services administrative office assistant.

The exhibit was created by the members of the Tarrant County Historical Commission and brought to South Campus by Bob and Clara Holmes, Hart said.

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A panel explains the Native-American tribes that once lived in North Texas. Photos by Shawna Fitzpatrick/The Collegian

It has been developed by members of Tarrant County’s Historical Commission through a grant from the Fash Foundation.

“Tarrant County has a rich and significant history. This exhibit is intended to provide an overview of the early history of the county,” said Bob Holmes.

The exhibit will also cover the cultures and heritage of African-Americans, Hispanics and Indian tribes and their impact on the foundation of Tarrant County.

The traveling exhibit will consist of 45 panels all covering Tarrant County History from 1840 to present day, Hart said.

“The goal of the exhibit is to encourage Tarrant County citizens to learn about our local history and to support efforts to preserve that heritage,” Clara Holmes said.

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