Stodghill Lecture Series presents programs of historical interest from noon to 1
p.m. in the third floor courtroom at the historic downtown
Courthouse in Rockwall on the second Friday of the month unless
otherwise indicated*. Lectures are free and open to the
Mark your calendar and join us!
Lectures from Noon - 1pm
Friday, February 10 Legendary
Texas Artist from Rockwall Lee Herring
Come spend an hour with a Western
artist who has numerous paintings on display
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
10 Early 20th Century Transportation
Learn the exciting
beginning of Rockwall County’s transportation development
from horse and buggy
days on dirt roads to a more modern road system.
13 Zollner Hobo Ranch Kay Brooks Aaron
The hobo ranch was once
a thriving ranch in Blackland, which attracted hundreds of hobos
around the nation.
Kay (whose grandparents owned and operated the ranch) will tell
the history of
the ranch and stories
about everyday life on the ranch, and the hope its jobs gave to
many during and
after the depression.
12 How Did That Street Get its Name?
Did you ever wonder how
Hartman Street got its name? Did you know
Alamo Street was first
called Back Street? Come hear Mark tell how
many of the streets in
Rockwall County were named.
September 8 Pioneer Medicine Dr.
and bullet wounds to broken arms and diseases, pioneer doctors
had limited medicines
on the frontier. Dr. Sparks (whose father, grandmother,
great-grandfather were also doctors), will tell about the home
remedies, the hardships and the
October 13 Talking Tombstones
history comes alive with stories of residents from the past.
November 9 Time Before Rockwall County
Did you ever wonder what
the land that is now Rockwall County was like before the white
settlers, even before the Indians were here? Patti will take
us back in time to understand “before Rockwall County.”
December 8 The Rock Wall Revisited
the history of the rock wall’s origin and stories about the rock