2017 Annual Meeting

Join us for the 88th Annual Meeting on October 20-22, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in  Grapevine, hosted by the Tarrant County Archeological Society. Hotel information is elsewhere in this newsletter. The Annual Meeting schedule is familiar and begins on Friday morning with Council of Texas Archeologists (CTA) meetings followed by Texas Historical Commission Stewards and the TAS Board Meetings. Also on Friday afternoon, there will be a CTA Seminar and we will begin paper presentations. On Friday night, we will have our Public Forum with Dr. Dennis Stanford and afterward, the CTA Social. Saturday is filled with paper presentations and the usual two hour business meeting with box lunches available. In an effort to raise as much money as possible for TAS, please do not order a box lunch for the Saturday Business Meeting if you do not intend to be there.   Every year there are large numbers of boxed lunches that go untouched and those funds would be better utilized for future TAS endeavors. The Business Lunch is an excellent time to find out how our Society is doing. The Saturday Night Banquet features Dr. Pegi Jodry. Further information about the Public Forum and Banquet speakers is included in this Newsletter. Sunday morning finishes up with the new TAS Board Meeting.

The historical city of Grapevine is filled with all kinds of shopping and entertainment. Bass Pro Shop and Uncle Buck’s are attached to the hotel. Grapevine Mills Mall is in walking distance and there is scheduled transportation from the hotel to the mall. Grapevine is known for its many wineries and wine tours are available.

Take a trip to Downtown Grapevine to see the four historical museums that tell the story of the town when cotton was king and agriculture was everything! The Donald School House, built in 1900, offers a look at education, prairie-style.  Next door, the Keeling House Museum, built in 1888, portrays a time line of Grapevine’s history from its roots as a small farming community to the city that it is today.  The Grapevine Cotton Ginner’s Museum chronicles the story of cotton with hands-on activities. Finally, the Grapevine Historical Museum captures the lives of the early settlers and features a trip through Grandma’s attic.

Our tours are scheduled for Friday, October 20th.  Each hour-long tour, led by a docent, will include all four of the museums and will accommodate a maximum of twenty-five. Tours will begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.   No entry fee is required to visit these historic museums.

Park your car and use the Grapevine Shuttle to travel from the Embassy Suites Hotel to Historic Downtown Grapevine on the $5 Day Pass. Information about each museum, the Shuttle schedules, plus the wonderful downtown restaurants and so much more, is available on the Grapevine website.

Don't forget to visit the Silent Auction, the Book Festival (more information in this newsletter) and other exhibitors. See you in Grapevine!

Online registration will begin shortly!  Check back again on August 1.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 00:00
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Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 00:00
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