“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 will be hosted by The Rockwall County Historical Foundation from August 23, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
The exhibit will be on display weekly:
Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Adult admission: $5.00; children 12 and under are free when accompanied by adult.
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 chief and mother to children, including Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.
The photo exhibit tells this story of the lives of these two persons caught between two different worlds. The Lakes Trail Region views this traveling exhibit as a way to educate visitors about their lives.
This exhibit is the beginning of an effort to bring more attention to the important Native American heritage in our region. The exhibit is sponsored by The Texas Trail of Fame.
The Texas Lakes Trail Region is one of the ten Heritage Trail Regions created through the Texas Historical Commission.
The traveling exhibit of rarely seen photographs of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker will be on display and will be enhanced by displays of Rockwall County artists.