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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Wichita Falls, TX: “The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds.”


March 12 at (All day) to May 2 at (All day)
Rare Comanche Photo Exhibit Visits Wichita Falls

“The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds.” is a traveling exhibit of rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker. The photo exhibit is presently on display and will be open through May 2, 2015 at The Museum of North Texas History, 720 Indiana Avenue, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two important names in U.S. frontier history. Much can be learned from the dramatic story of these two courageous individuals. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family. Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche warrior and mother to Comanche children, including the legendary Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was re-captured by the U.S. Calvary at Pease Rive in 1860, Quanah became famous in his own right as one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace. The photo exhibit tells the story of the lives of two people bound by two diverse worlds. The Lakes Trail Region views this traveling exhibit as a way to educate visitors about such remarkable lives.

The exhibit’s Wichita Falls viewing is sponsored by the History Department at Midwestern State University. The Texas Lakes Trail Region is one of the ten Heritage Trail Regions created through the Texas Historical Commission. For more information about the exhibit and program, the following people can be contacted: Jill Campbell, Executive Director of the Lakes Trail Program at 817-559-2288, or Douglas Harman, at 817-691-6322. For more local information email Dr. Leland Turner at leland.turner@mwsu.edu or contact The North Texas Museum of History at 940-322-7628 or month@sbcglobal.net.

Location

  • The Museum of North Texas History
  • 720 Indiana Avenue
  • Wichita Falls, TX, Texas
  • 76307-1619

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Fees

  • Free


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