VOLUME 18 ISSUE 1 February 2014
Meeting for February 2014
Tuesday - February 18, 2014
Birdville Museum - 6030 Walker Street in Haltom City
Debi Carl will present a program about the Stockyards Museum
Please check out the BHS Website www.birdvillehistory.org to learn more about Stockyards Museum
Deborah is a Fort Worth native and has worked at the Sid Richardson Museum since 1995. In her capacity at the Museum she works, primarily, in the Museum store. She is also the Staff historian for the Museum and has recorded a number of oral histories with people who knew Mr. Sid as well as gathering information from the Amon Carter Archives located at TCU and the Star-Telegram Photographic Archives located in Special Collections at UTA.
Deborah is active with the Lions Club and is 2nd Vice President of the North Fort Worth Historical Society; often serving as a tour guide or as a re-enactor for the Society’s annual walking tour of Oakwood Cemetery. She is a former board member of the Paschal Alumni Association, The Ryan Place Improvement Association and the Docent Guild of Thistle Hill.
Deborah is married to Gary, a retired letter carrier; they have one daughter, Julia and 2 cats who still live at home.
When you join us for this meeting you will be able to check out new shelving donated from Barnes & Nobles Bookstores and also the engraved bricks. A big thank you to Ervin Hauk for getting the shelves donated. They are much stronger than what we were using. You will also be able to check out the bricks from the sale. The Haltom City Garden Club has donated a concrete Table and 3 benches for the area in front of the Museum - Thank you to the Garden Club
Book - Gregg Typewriting, Applied Penmanship, Fossils of Arkansas by Tom Freeman, First Grade Reader - Ride with us, School Bells and Chalkdust by BARSP - All donated by Patsy Sullivan
Photo of Faye Bell James (daughter of Dick Melbourn), photo of Mary Boaz Melbourn (sibling of Dick Melbourn) Melbourn Drive in Haltom City is named after Dick Melbourn, Memorial record of Winter Booth (engaged to a Calloway) 1906-1930, Calloway Road named for this family, 1918 photo of Ruth Hollingsworth, Alice Price, Audrey Ewing & Kate Burton, Photo of J.C. Ewing and friends, Photo of "The Birdville Club" Group photo with Thelma Ellis Brooks, Alta Boaz Bewley, Mrs. Dick Melbourn, Emma Withers Ellis. All donated by Linda Maserang Kurosky
4 Volume set of Pictorial Encyclopedia of American History, Treasury of Literature, Practice and test preparation workbook - All donated by Darwin Watson
1940's plumbers melting pot - Donated By Billie Moore Seeton
1940's BHS Football Program - Donated by Mike Baker - 1978 graduate of HHS
Photo of BISD Educators - Donated by Carol Earney
Barsp Notes - Donated by Joe Reynolds
Fort Worth Genealogy Society CD with "Footprints" 1957-1997 , Two early Tarrant County Cemetery Maps - Donated by Ervin Hauk
Books - "Clifford, Dick & Jane", "Sounds around the Clock", "Jack & Janet", "Fun with Tom & Betty", "The Big Show", Fun With Our Family", "We Come and Go", Holiday Heights yearbook - 1992-93,97, North Oaks Middle School yearbook - 2003, W.T. Francisco yearbook 1963-64, West Birdville Cookbook - 1971Haltom Bank Calendars 1979-1983 - All donated by Janet Brown
Old photos from the family of Mary Evans
Paddle from Holiday Heights Elementary - Donated by Greg Peacock
Haltom Jr. High Pep Squad glove, Nine Football Spirit Ribbons, Browning Heights T Shirt, Tiger Talk - 1978-79 - 81, HHS Football Programs 1983, HHS Basketball Program 1981-84, HHS Lady Buffs Basketball Program 1983-84, Lions Club 4th Annual Basketball Program - 1983, 1983 Photo of Summer Leadership Conference, Certificate from Summer Leadership Conference, 1984 HHS Senior Prom Program, One graduation cap, Ticket to Browning Heights Carnival, Browning Heights Drawstring Bag, List of 10 Year prophecies from Haltom Jr. High School, 18 HJH Football Ribbons, HHS Image Newsletters 1982-84, One Northeast Chronicle Graduation Guide, Misc News Articles about Birdville Schools - All donated by Chally Boone Porter
Book "The Alamo Story" by J.R. Edmondson - Donated by Nancy Watkins
The mystery photo in our last newsletter was BISD Educator Vance Baldwin on Western Day in the 1950's
The first person to call was former BHS graduate, Bill Miller.
Bill will receive a $25.00 gift card to Chili's Restaurants
I am very sad to report that Ida Joe Reynolds is not able to help at the museum for a while. She and her husband Jimmy have moved to the Wellington. We certainly miss her and hope she will soon be able to be back with us.
Ella Patterson has offered to work on Tuesdays in Mrs. Reynolds position until such time as she can rejoin the museum.
There is always something to do and volunteers are very much appreciated. It would be great if we could be open 5 days a week so if anyone else would like to commit to one day a week, please call me.
Call: 817-834-1239 or 817-547-5498
If you have relatives or friends who would like to bequeath items to the Birdville Historical Society, we are recognized by the IRS as an official 501©3 organization and all donations will be tax deductible. In the case of a death in your family, you can be assured that any donations made in memory or in honor of your loved one in the way of photos, documents or historical objects, will be preserved in the best way possible. This is one way to insure that the work of preservation will continue in Birdville and would be a great time for you to contribute to the future of preservation in our hometown.
If you have not had opportunity to join or pay your dues for 2014, please do so at this time. Mail your checks or contributions to Birdville Historical Society, P.O. Box 14246, Haltom City, Texas 76117
DIAMOND CORPORATE SPONSOR $1000.00
RUBY LIFETIME $750.00
SAPPHIRE LIFETIME $500.00
COUPLE PER YEAR $25.00
INDIVIDUAL PER YEAR $15.00
Board of Directors
PRESIDENT BETTY PORTER
1ST VICE PRESIDENT PAT DAVENPORT
2ND VICE PRESIDENT BOB WATKINS
SECRETARY FRAN BURNS
TREASURER DAVID HARPER
WEBMASTER HANNAH YOUNGBLOOD
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