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New exhibit at Doss Center

February 19, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/20/2013 (All day)

Trail Drivers is the newest exhibit opening to the public Feb. 20 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. Visitors can learn more about the famous and infamous cowboys who made Texas a name known throughout the country from the end of the Civil War through 1900. Longhorn cattle were driven by Goodnight and Loving from the wilds of Texas to market in Denver. “Parker County played an integral role in the development of the Goodnight Loving story and that legacy continues today,” said Amanda Rush, curator. “Visitors will learn about Charles Goodnight’s chuck wagon design and how Loving’s body returned to Weatherford after he met his untimely death on the trail.” In addition to learning about cattle drivers’ past, visitors can connect the story of the longhorn cattle’s importance to Texas history to the conservation efforts of today to keep the breed alive. The exhibit will be in the museum’s Cartwright Gallery.

The opening on Feb. 19 will be for members only. Attire for the evening is Dressy Western and attendees must present proof of membership for free admission to the exhibit opening. Memberships may be purchased the night of the reception.

Those attending the event will also be some of the first to see the new Katrina Wright Sculpted Stitches exhibition in the DHCC Heritage Gallery. Visitor can see Gracie, the museum’s bison skeleton discovered on a Parker County ranch in 1985. The Gracie bison is thought to be a ceremonially-buried buffalo skeleton and will be on display with portions of the DHCC’s extensive arrowhead collection. For more information, visit dosscenter.org or call 817-599-6168.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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