Stockyards Museum
in the Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

The Historical Society Meeting Is Every Second Thursday of the Month

at 7pm in the Livestock Exchange Building.

Everyone is Welcome!

THERE WILL NOT BE A NFWHS MEETING IN JULY.

To keep our members safe there will not be an July meeting.

NFWHS meetings will resume as soon as possible.

Visit the Stockyards Museum Facebook page for a virtual tour of the museum.

Like all businesses, we are hurting from having been closed for such a long time. We have been reviewing the information on covid-19 and based on several issues we are closed. We feel that the health and safety of our mostly retired and older museum volunteers is our upmost responsibility and we do not want to put them at risk by moving ahead too quickly and without first monitoring the rates of new covid-19 cases once businesses begin to reopen this weekend.

We also believe we must be responsible to our community and not invite a resurgence of the virus by opening to visitors without first having a solid safety plan based on CDC guidelines in place and necessary supplies purchased. Since the date we closed in March, we have been reviewing various safeguards that we could institute in both our re-opening and perhaps some that may be a permanent change to our operations. Those safeguards will most likely include the important practices such as social distancing and reducing occupancy, but there are many more practices we want to study before opening our doors. We certainly do not want to risk anyone’s health and we do not want to be forced to close again due to an uptick of covid-19 cases. Our museum is there to educate the public on the Stockyards history and for the enjoyment of our visitors, and we will do our best to provide them with a safe environment to visit and to work.

Stay safe, stay aware, stay at least 6 feet apart, and wash your hands...often!

 Your NFWHS President,

Marty


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 Oakwood Saints and Sinners Cemetery Tour 2020

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We have been assessing the prospects for our fall annual Saints and Sinners Tour at Oakwood Cemetery, monitoring conditions and trends, taking special note of public health advisements. It is very difficult to gauge what the conditions will be in the next few weeks, much less the next few months. The North Fort Worth Historical Society, in partnership with Oakwood Cemetery, devotes months to the planning of the event, plus carries the financial investment.

With abundance of caution for your safety and the safety of our presenters and volunteers, the NFWHS Board regretfully announce that this year’s Saints and Sinners Tour has been cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. This decision was a very difficult one and not taken in haste. Our hope is that in October 2021, we will return for our 15th year of a “walk under magnificent oaks on graveled paths to meet many of the famous and infamous characters of early Fort Worth as they tell the stories of their lives and times."

To our many visitors each year, thank you for your support and we will miss our time together. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

 

 

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The 9th Annual Saints and Sinners Tour