“UNEARTHED” Jan 10th through April 1st 2012 Cartwright Gallery Exhibits

Texas Wildwood Originals- E.O. "Ted" Hemenway-My love for wood started in junior high making the usual cutting boards, key holders, etc.  Later I confiscated my dad's lathe and started turning bowls.   In the last ten years this has progressed to tables, beds, unique hall trees and side tables (made from the trunks of large trees) and countless other unique home furnishings.  Many of the ideas for these have come from my wonderfully creative wife, Becky.  Thank you Dear! As time passed I started listening more to the wood. I realize this sounds a bit odd but stay with me.  The majority of my work has a "rough edge", meaning it retains part of the original/natural edge of the wood.  For me it serves as a reminder of where the wood came from and what it looked like in its natural state while still revealing the incredible beauty inside.  As I carve into each piece, the wood tells me what direction to...
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Candlelight Gift Market

Get all your holiday shopping done in one place.  Specialty vendors, a great location and a unique shopping experience. December 9 - Candlelight Gift Market preview and private sale, 5-8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 each. December 10 - Candlelight Gift Market and Candlelight Tour of Homes. Gift market hours from 9 am - 8 pm. For more information on the Candlelight Tour, parkercountyheritagesociety.com. December 11 - Gift Market final day noon - 5 p.m. There is no cost to shop the gift market on Saturday and Sunday.                                                      Photo by: Craig Swancy        ...
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Stamp & Seal Ladies

Thank you to our Stamp & Seal Ladies that help with our mailings! We couldn't do it without our volunteers! If you think this is something you would like to help us with we can always use more volunteers!                    ...
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Notes from the Executive Director

As the newest member of the Doss Heritage and Culture Center team, I am both honored and humbled.  Weatherford is a thriving community; one that is rich in both culture and history. While many of my law school contemporaries took a more traditional career path, I chose one of philanthropic serivce within the nonprofit sector.  Prudent allocation of resources and funding stewardship are just a few of my guiding principles.  I have had the privilege of implementing funding initiatives in the form of grants, annual funds and capital campaigns. The Doss Heritage and Culture Center already possesses a rich history and cultural presence both in and around the Weatherford Community.  My goal is to expand this presence throughout the state.  Through the development of relationships and public discourse, both locally and state-wide., I hope to create broader support in furtherance of our mission "to collect, preserve, and exhibit the heritage of Parker County and Texas." Community support is perhaps the most integral part...
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New Executive Director: Heather Castagna, JD

Doss Heritage and Culture Center names Executive Director          In a called meeting Thursday evening, the Board of Directors of Weatherford’s Doss Heritage and Culture Center named Heather Castagna its executive director, completing a four-month search that Board President James May described as “extensive and comprehensive.” Selected from more than 144 applicants from across the United States, Castagna impressed the search committee with her “skill set and personality,” said May. “Heather has everything we were looking for – enthusiasm, experience, business management acumen, passion for her work and the ability to make things happen. She is a straight-forward person who is not afraid to forge into unknown territory.” The search committee made its recommendation to the 14 DHCC Board members present (two were absent), and the vote was unanimous in favor of hiring of Castagna. A reception was held earlier in the evening for both the DHCC Board and its parent board, Civic Development, Inc., to meet Castagna, who made a detailed Power Point presentation to the group...
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