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Speaker series to focus on fort in its 150th year

Post Date:03/07/2017 2:52 PM

Fort Concho’s annual spring speaker series will focus exclusively on the fort itself, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of its establishment later this year.

Each presentation is from noon to 1 p.m. each of the four Wednesdays in April in the fort’s Commissary at 702 Burgess St. Admission to the lectures is free.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch or can order a sack lunch from Mr. T’s Deli for $8.25 by calling 325-657-4441 by 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

This lineup of topics and speakers, each of whom is a fort staff member, includes:

  • Wednesday, April 5: “I Once was Here: Objects from the Fort Concho Collections” presented by Curator of History Cory Robinson.
  • Wednesday, April 12:150 Years of Fort Concho Buildings” by Bob Bluthardt, the site’s manager.
  • Wednesday, April 19: “We’ll Build it Here: Establishing Fort Concho” by Historian Evelyn Lemons.
  • Wednesday, April 26: “Interesting Characters of the Fort” by Education Curator Amy Bishop.

For more information, contact Carol Cummings, Fort Concho’s special events coordinator, at 325-657-4441.

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