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Legendary Locals of Arlington Texas

Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys - Essays of Arlington TX


Sunday, August 27,2017 at the Fielder Museum 2:30 pm

Fielder Museum 's latest exhibit "Face of Arlington in Sports" Boxing will be our first program featuring Robert Chapa; A professional boxing referee, a product of Arlington's Golden Gloves program, and a graduate of Sam Houston High School.

The Arlington Boys Club sponsored this boxing program from the 1950's till 2005. Robert will speak about his boxing career and his career in the world of professional boxing.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, September 30
Come See Our Cabins! Learn Arlington's History!
Booths - Food - Entertainment (and more info to come...)

Front Street Festival
Knapp Heritage Park
201 W. Front Street


The free monthly lecture series Arlington on Tap returns!

The Arlington Historical Society and Arlington Proud co-sponsored, Arlington on Tap, under the supervision of O.K. Carter and Mark Joeckel, with media sponsorship of Arlington Today Magazine continues in Fall 2017. Talks take place at a revolving series of downtown bars and bistros.

Arlington on Tap 2017-18 Season
All events take place 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, September 11: "Regionalism: Does It Really Float Everybody's Boat?" James Spaniolo, former UT Arlington president and current North Texas Commission executive director. Legal Draft, 500 E. Division St. in Arlington at Division and East streets (formerly the old Luke Honda building).

Tuesday, October 10: " The Road to Becoming Homeless and the Way Out," Kellie Reichert, communication director of the Arlington Life Shelter. Division Brewing, 506 E. Main St.

Tuesday, November 14: "My Life After Being Fired by Donald Trump," featuring Bowie Hogg, businessman and AISD Trustee. Hogg was a candidate on one of the first Apprentice TV shows hosted by now-president Trump. A hint: The Donald did not ruin his life. J. Gilligan's, 400 E. Abram St.

Tuesday, January 9: "How Trying to Regulate the City's Sexual Entertainment Business Evolved into a Contract on My Life," Theron Bowman, former Arlington Police Chief and current Arlington Deputy City Manager. Both Bowman and former Mayor City Cluck were targeted for extinction by an unhappy topless bar owner. Bowman tells the tale. Maverick's Bar and Grill, 601 E. Main St.

Tuesday, February 13: "Great Women of Arlington," O.K. Carter, longtime Star-Telegram journalist and historian. Carter warms up for Valentine's with funny and sometimes sentimental stories of the women in history who helped make Arlington great. Hooligan's, 310 E. Abram

Tuesday, March 13: "Community Colleges: THE Answer to a lot of American Problems," Bill Coppola, president of the Arlington campus of Tarrant County College. J.R. Bentley's, 406 W. Abram St.

Tuesday, April 10: "Fake News: Where it Starts and How It Affects Your Life," Robert Francis, editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. TBA

Tuesday, May 8: "Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, and Yes, Demographics Really Are Destiny," Dr. Paul Geisel, demographics and sociology professor and consultant. Geisel is famous as a raconteur and story teller and heĆ­ll mix some of the oddities of this region with some useful predictions about the way this giant region is headed. Division Brewing, 506 E. Main St.


Regular Hours at the Fielder House
1616 W. Abram Street

The Historic Fielder House is available for tours
Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or by appointment)
Call for arranging group tours (schools etc.) - 817-460-4001



Regular Hours at Knapp Heritage Park
201 W. Front Street

Open Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 4 pm with docent tours

Last Sunday of each month - Resident Blacksmith/Artisan, James Ryan will be there


The Arlington Garden Club Programs

See what's happening at the Arlington Garden Club
Visit the Arlington Garden Club Facebook Page

The butterfly garden on the Fielder House grounds is maintained by the Arlington Organic Garden Club and Master Naturalist, A Texas Naturalist Project of Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension. Check the Fielder House Museum Facebook page for more information.

"Thanks, Arlington Garden Club, for your contribution to the upkeep and beautification of the grounds of the historic Fielder House!"