Texas State Historian and Author Bill O’Neal will share stories from his latest book, Texas Gunslingers at the Heritage House in Post July 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. O’Neal will also tell the history of the guns in his vintage collection. The collection will also be on display.
O’Neal is the author of The Bloody Legacy of Pink Higgins and The Johnson-Sims Feud. Both of these popular books are set in Garza County. These books and Texas Gunslingers will be on sale after the presentation.
The free event is sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association.
Texas State Historian and Author Bill O’Neal shared some very entertaining stories from his latest book, “Texas Gunslingers” at the Heritage House in Post on July 14. A large crowd was on hand to enjoy O’Neal’s presentation as well as see an exhibit of the author’s vintage gun collection.
O’Neal is the author of more than 40 books and is best known in the Post area for two books set in this county: “The Bloody Legacy of Pink Higgins” and “The Johnson-Sims Feud.” He was appointed Texas state historian in 2012 by then Governor Rick Perry and after serving the required two years, O’Neal was appointed for a second term.
For more than 20 years Bill conducted the state’s first Traveling Texas History class, a three-hour credit course which featured a 2,100-mile itinerary. In 2000 he was awarded a Piper Professorship, and in 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wild West Historical Association. Bill has published over 40 books, almost half about Texas history subjects, and in 2007 he was named Best Living Non-Fiction Writer by True West Magazine. In 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by his alma mater, Texas A&M University – Commerce.
The event was sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association. For information about upcoming events at the Heritage House, call 806-495-4148 or email email@example.com
Rosa Latimer, Caprock Cultural Association Executive Director and Paula Hatfield, Chair of the Scurry County Historical Commission were special guests at the opening of the Louis Curtiss Exhibit at the Snyder Chamber of Commerce office. The traveling exhibit sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association and funded by the Texas Historical Foundation, featured photographs of the diverse work of internationally renowned architect, Louis Curtiss who designed the Santa Fe Depot in Snyder, Post, Lubbock and Sweetwater. Only the Snyder and Post structures have survived.
In some communities it is brightly painted longhorn cattle, guitars, pigs…all sorts of things. However, because Post is a little more laid back, with a rich heritage to contemplate, you’ll soon see brightly painted chairs throughout town with and invitation to “Sit a Spell in Post.”
An art project planned in Post provides an opportunity for professional and emerging artists of all disciplines to put their talent on display as part of an outdoor exhibit, “Sit a Spell in Post.” The exhibit will be comprised of chairs decorated by area artists using original designs and the medium of their choice.
“Sit a Spell in Post” will literally bring art to the streets of our community!
Artists are invited to submit a concept using a color rendering no larger than 8.5” x 11”. The concept should represent the spirit or history of Post and/or Garza County and must be received by June 15, 2014. There is no entry fee. “Fifteen artists will be chosen to apply their concept to the chairs that will be displayed throughout the community,” said Rosa Latimer, Executive Director of Caprock Cultural Association, the organization sponsoring the exhibit. “Those artists chosen will each receive a $400 award.”
Artist, sponsors and the community will come together August 5 at the Heritage House for a reception and to celebrate completion of the exhibit. Immediately following, Garza County 4-H members will help install the chairs in the median of Main Street in Post.
The exhibit will remain until the end of October, 2014.
PHS art students honored
March is National Youth Art Month and art students of Post High School are being honored by the Caprock Cultural Association with an art exhibit at the Heritage House, March 30, 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to this free event. Continue reading
The Texas Department of Agriculture quilt collection along with vintage quilts from the Garza County Historical Museum collection will be on exhibit Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Post Community Center. The exhibit is open to the public. There is no admission fee.
More information on the exhibit can be found at the Garza Post website.