Those winsome Harvey Girls return to the stage! Auditions were held recently and “Harvey Girls,” written by Rosa Walston Latimer will be performed by the combined talents of the Post & Slaton Theater Departments. Directed by Tim & Leslie Tatum and James Villaneuva the three-act play accurately tells the story of the Harvey Girls who came west to work in the Harvey House restaurants established along the Santa Fe Railroad. Tickets are $30/person and include a dinner & play. Reservations are required by calling 806-495-4148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage House, 109 N. Avenue N in Post.
This conference is for writers who are working on a specific project or just beginning their writing life. Topics in the morning sessions will include Tips to Enhance Your Writing Life, Technology to Support Your Writing Life, M.A.R.K.E.T.I.N.G. for Writers. The afternoon sessions will cover aspects of publishing: traditional opportunities, self-publishing successfully and technological tools to help you publish. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!
Instructors are: Melissa Morrow, Bear Mills and Rosa Walston Latimer.To ensure that attendees gain full benefit we are limiting the number of participants to 15. Conference fee is $100/person (includes lunch). Email email@example.com to make payment arrangements. You will only be considered registered once we have received your conference fee. So…”stop dreaming and start doing” by registering now!
The Caprock Cultural Association invites you to be our guest for lunch and a presentation by Texas author
Tim Lewis at 11:30 a.m. April 13, 2016 at the Heritage House in Post.
Copies of Forever Friday will be on sale following the presentation ($15/each paperback including sales tax) and Lewis will be happy to sign your copy!
Lewis is an author and playwright having authored more than twenty plays/musicals. In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas A&M University and co-directs a summer writing academy. Timothy is also a professional speaker, cowboy poet, actor, and songwriter. He lives with his wife near Amarillo, Texas.
The Caprock Cultural Association is very happy to have historian Lou Burleson return to the Heritage House on April 8, 2016 for a performance that tells the story of the “WASP” – women Airforce service pilots. The event begins at Noon with lunch.
Burleson is a retired history and theater teacher who lives in Floydada, Texas. Continuing her love of history, she developed seven “one-woman” shows to share the story of outstanding women in Texas history. “My ‘WASP’ program seems to be a favorite of audiences,” Lou said. “Perhaps because it is a little known part of our state’s history.”
The WASP program was formed during the early part of World War II to compensate for a critical shortage of male pilots. Women were trained as licensed pilots to help relieve the shortage. Approximately 25,000 women applied, 1,830 were accepted into the program. These women were never officially accepted as military until 1977 when President Jimmy Carter signed a law making it official. The Women Airforce Service Pilots were trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. A National WASP museum has been established at Avenger Field to honor this part of Texas history.
This event is sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association. Cost for the event is $12/person and reservations are required by Wednesday, April 6. Call 806-495-4148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make your reservation.
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.
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.
Enjoy a lighthearted concert April 21, 2015 at the Heritage House in Post presented by nationally recognized musician and storyteller, Jerry Barlow. Come early for an informal wine and cheese reception beginning at 6 p.m. and be ready for some fun as Jerry shares traditional Celtic pieces and lively jigs starting at 6:30 p.m. Often heard on National Public Radio – we are fortunate to have a musician of this caliber in Post! The reception and concert are free.
This event is co-sponsored by Post Public Library and the Caprock Cultural Association. Funded in part by Xcel Energy.
Dean Linda Hoover; Joann Mock, Director of the Caprock Cultural Association; Donor Louis Earl, Donor Patti Kirkpatrick; and Interior Design Professor Don Collier attend the COHS Signing Ceremony for the Heritage House in Post, Texas.
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The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech will spearhead an effort to preserve a historical property in West Texas, developing an adaptive reuse plan for properties, increasing historical value and to help meeting the local needs of the community.
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