Heritage, Spring 2002

Heritage, Spring 2002

Date: 2002
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Contributing Partner: Texas Historical Foundation
[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Mexia, Texas. The film covers: the the Confederate Reunion Grounds, now a Texas Historical Landmark; recreational activity on the Navasota River; and the legend of Quanah Parker. The first segment of video shows the Confederate Reunion Grounds, which were established in 1889. Tom Fisher, who is the Park Manager of the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park and the Park Manager of Fort Parker State Historical Park, explains the historical reenactments and mock Civil War battles that are held at the Reunion Grounds. The Historical Marker, cannon, pavilion, and Miss Mamie Kennedy's 1914 Confederate Flirtation Walk trail are shown. In the next segment of the video, people fish, use paddleboats, motorboats, and innertubes on the Navasota River. There are intermittent scenes of oil pumpjacks and barrel-racing horseback riders. The last section of the film shows Fort Parker, black and white photographs of the town of Mexia, and an interview with Jan Harrison, who explains the legend of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Addison, Texas: Addison Center Theatre and Farmer's Branch Folk Festival]

[Addison, Texas: Addison Center Theatre and Farmer's Branch Folk Festival]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in the cities of Addison, Dallas, and Farmer's Branch in Dallas County, Texas. Footage from Addison includes: shots of hotels, restaurants, and businesses within the city; Noell Service and Supply Co. Cotton Gin and Feed Mill; Celestial Park; and the modern architecture of Addison Center Theatre. Footage from Dallas includes: musical performances, crowds, and businesses at the West End Marketplace; Six Flags Over Texas amusement park; Interstate 35-E; ice skaters at the ice skating rink at the Galleria shopping center; and shops within the Galleria. Footage from Farmer’s Branch captures the Farmer’s Branch Folk Festival with: songs and musical performances; historical reenactments of tradesmen and the 9th Texas Inf. Co. F Southern Volunteers of the Civil War; old method of loading firearms; and outdoor cooking.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Living History Reenactor at Frontier Fort]

[Living History Reenactor at Frontier Fort]

Date: [1990-08-02..1990-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a historical reenactment at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A participant wears a historical military uniform consisting of a black cowboy hat, a thick woolen coat over a grey flannel shirt, a large navy belt, and blue pants. He holds a rifle in his hands as festival participants watch the demonstration.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Living History Reenactment]

[Living History Reenactment]

Date: [1990-08-02..1990-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a historical reenactment at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two men wearing historical uniforms hold long rifles with bayonets attached to the barrels. Festival participants stand behind the men, watching the military reenactment.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections