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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

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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