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Texas Beekeepers Association 2015 Convention

Bell County Expo Center - Belton, Texas
Texas Beekeepers Association
Impacting the Environment
Beekeeping Insight from a whole new perspective!
This years’ Convention is offering a “Full Lineup” of in-depth, knowledge based information, techniques, science and perspectives!
Thursday Oct. 29th
Fall Texas Master Beekeeper Testing
“Building a Sustainable Apiary” with Dr. Larry Connor
General Sessions Friday & Saturday Oct. 30th & 31st
Speakers include:
Dr. James L. Frazier, Maryann Frazier, Phil Craft of “Ask Phil” fame, Clint Walker and
Blake Shook (Desert Creek Honey Co.) on Marketing
~~On-site Vendors and Exhibitors~~
Go to: and register today!

Chari Elam

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit--Robertson County Carnegie Library, Franklin, TX

Robertson County Carnegie Library Franklin, Texas
"The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds.” is a traveling exhibit of rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker. The photo exhibit will be on display from September 9 to October 16 at the Robertson County Carnegie Library in Franklin, Texas. A special open house will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 3.

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two important names in U.S. frontier history. Much can be learned from the dramatic story of these two courageous individuals. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family .Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

The photo exhibit tells this story of the lives of these two persons caught between two different worlds. The Lakes Trail Region views this traveling exhibit as a way to educate visitors about their lives.

Several individuals and organizations are involved in this effort. Douglas Harman, board member of the Lakes Trail Region and Clara Ruddell, Historic Photograph Research and Consulting, worked with the Lakes Trail Program to put this exhibit together. Clara Ruddell is the principal researcher assembling the photo materials. The Redstone Visual Impression Company, through its graphic designer Paula Abney, created the exhibit materials for display. Many organizations and individuals have assisted in making available photos and information which have gone into the creation of the exhibit. Special recognition must be given to the Comanche Nation and the many members of the Parker family for keeping this story alive and sharing materials and information. Ben Tahmahkera, great great grandson of Quanah, has provided special inspiration for the project. This exhibit is the beginning of an effort to bring more attention to the important Native American heritage in our region. The exhibit is sponsored by The Texas Trail of Fame.

The Texas Lakes Trail Region is one of the ten Heritage Trail Regions created through the Texas Historical Commission.

For more information about the exhibit and program, the following people can be contacted: Jill Campbell, Executive Director of the Lakes Trail Program at 817-559-2288, or Melanie Redden, Robertson County Carnegie Library Librarian at 979-828-4331.

Layers Art Exhibit: Explorations in Texture and Form from Beneath the Ocean Floor

SEAD Gallery, Bryan, Texas
The International Ocean Discovery Program at Texas A&M University is a multi-national marine research collaboration that explores Earth's history and processes using a research drill ship to recover sediment and rock cores from deep below the seafloor, and to measure conditions inside deep boreholes. These cores, which typically go unseen by the public, contain beautiful examples of art within nature that are rich in texture and form. Samples of these core rocks will be featured in an upcoming exhibition in SEAD Gallery as an example of our mission to explore the intersections of science, engineering, art, and design. The exhibit will include actual core samples, with descriptions of the sample and where they were found, photographs of minerals within the samples taken with a microscope, and original art from local artists inspired by the photomicrographs.

Jayne Hattaway
(979) 216-0548

Hansegger & Delulio "Fate and Friendship" Exhibition

Jan 24, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013 9 AM - 8 PM

The J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the MSC
An Extraordinary Exhibit Displaying the Paybacks of Mentoring. The exhibitions, gallery talks and reception are all free.

Cathy Hastedt

"Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" Exhibit

Sep 5, 2012 10 AM - 7 PM

Texas A&M University, room MSC 2406
This exhibit brings together the ideas of thousands of people and organizations dedicated to finding a path to lasting peace. As explained in the United Nations definition, a Culture of Peace is “a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.”

Barbara Fellman
512 296-4633