Downtown Rockwall - Historic Square
101 E. Rusk Street
Rockwall, TX 75087
The Rockwall County Historical Foundation and
The Rockwall County Historical Commission
Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series 2017
The Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series (formerly called Brown Bag 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.
Lectures are free and open to the public. Mark your calendar and join us in “Getting to Know the Neighbors.”
Friday February 10 - Lee Herring, Texas Artist
Spend an hour with a Western artist who has numerous paintings on display at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
Friday March 10
"Early 20th Century Transportation"
David Magness will present the exciting beginning of Rockwall County’s transportation development from horse & buggy on dirt roads to a more modern road system.
Thursday April 13 - Kay Brooks Allen
"Zollner Hobo Ranch"
The Hobo Ranch was once a thriving ranch in Blackland, which attracted hundreds of hobos from around the nation. Kay's grandparents owned and operated the property. She will tell the history of the ranch and provide a glimpse into everyday life there, and the hope its jobs gave to many during and after the depression.
Friday May 12
"How did that street get its name?"
Have you ever wondered how Hartman Street got its name?
Did you know Alamo Street was first called Back Street?
Mark Russo will tell how many of the streets in Rockwall County were named.
** break for summer months **