Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and there are numerous events in the greater Fort Worth area, including lectures, museum exhibitions, and festivals.
One early event takes place Sept. 7, “Hispanic Texas: Genealogical Stewpot,” presented by professional genealogist Janet Khashab, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Tandy Lecture Hall, Fort Worth Public Library (downtown), 500 W. Third St. This lecture is free and open to the public.
The ethnically diverse residents of Spanish and Mexican Texas are often studied through the documents produced by government bureaucrats, Catholic clergy, and military leaders.
Genealogists will have an opportunity to learn from a professional how to locate pre-Republic era ancestors in the records, analyze findings, and better understand their lives in the context of the times. Participants will receive a list of archival and online resources to guide their research. Janet Khashab, a third-generation American of Mexican descent, is an accredited genealogist and immediate past president of the Dallas Genealogical Society. This lecture is part of the library’s “Community History Workshop Series: Preserving Our Past.” Call 817-257-6896 for more information.
The remainder of the events begin in Dallas in mid-September, including “El Centenario: Mexican Independence Day Celebrations in the American Southwest,” opening reception for “Forging Identity: Creating Local Art, Dallas and North Texas Latino Artists, 1970-1993,” a festival called “The Latino Cultural Center’s 10th Anniversary,” and an exhibition called “Dia de Los Muertos.”
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