Birdville Historical Society


BIRDVILLE HISTORIAN

VOLUME 21                         ISSUE 1                      May 2017

 Birdville Cemetery Reunion!
May 20, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Our special guest will be Faye Elder presenting a presentation about “Dowsing Rods”.  These tools have been used for 100’s of years to locate underground, water, gas or in this case graves. 

Faye Louise Bean Elder
Written on May 20, 2015
I was born Faye Louise Bean on July 13, 1941, in Fort Worth, Texas. I'm married to Roger Dean Elder. We live in Arlington. I am a member of the First Baptist Church of Arlington where Roger and I were married.
I am a member of Charles Calvin McCoy Chapter, DRT in Arlington. I have been an active member since I joined in 2002. I am also a member of Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Arlington, Johnson Creek Chapter U S Daughters of 1812, in Arlington and Julia Jackson Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Worth. I belong to Arlington Genealogy Society and Everman Historical Society.
One of my interest is researching my family genealogy. Studying history goes hand and hand with research. I continue to do research and have added DNA to my search as well.
Another of my interests is dowsing. I learned to dowse from Marjorie Lee Burnett, a fellow DRT member. I saw her dowse on Texas Country Reporter and contacted her. She met me at our family cemetery and taught us to dowse. I have been dowsing and teaching dowsing ever since.

Lunch
Birdville Historical Society will provide Chick Fil A Sandwiches and members are asked to bring complimentary side dishes to share.  BHS will also provide drinks and all paper goods to enjoy the meal with other historians.

 MUSEUM SUMMER HOURS!
Birdville Museum will close for the summer. The last day for BISD students is June 1, 2017.  The museum will close Friday,  June 2, 2017 and re-open on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  We appreciate the staff at the museum. The volunteers are:
 Pat Davenport, Fran Burns and Ella Patterson
ENJOY THIS TIME OFF!!
If you are interested in a tour, contact us.


The Birdville Museum is now open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We comply with the BISD schedule and will not be open if school is closed.  Those planning a trip to the museum should call 817-547-5498 for the schedule.  Admission is free. 
The museum is very fortunate to benefit from donations by citizens who are willing to entrust their family treasures to the museum’s care.
If anyone is interested in volunteering, please call the museum and leave your name and number.  I will contact you. 817-547-5498

 If you have not had opportunity to join or pay your dues for 2017, please do so at this time.  Mail your checks or contributions to Birdville Historical Society, P.O. Box 14246, Haltom City, Texas 76117
Membership Levels
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

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