took this photo of the courthouse 10/15/2014.
BREAKING NEWS EVENTS
“ Life is a Journey, Not a Destination"
September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
29, 2018 program will honor the 100th anniversary
of the founding of Czechoslovakia, the forging of the U.S. and Czech
partnership and focus on the Texas Czechs who worked together during the
“Great War” (WWI) years to help form a sovereign Czech country.
Carolyn Loykasek Holub will
speak about how the Czechs of Texas worked together during the World War I
years in support of a sovereign Czech country; how they banded together
under the Czech National Alliance to raise funds, hold lectures by
influential speakers and to publicize the plight of the Czech people living
under the Austrian oppression. The TCGS publication, 1618-1918 Pamatnik
Cechoslovaku, is a history of the Czech National Alliance Branches
throughout Texas; originally published in 1920 as a tribute to the Czech and
Moravian Texan who contributed to the liberation of the Czech lands during
WWI. It includes 59 Czech National Alliance branches in Texas group photos
with names (some birthplaces, assigned divisions, and battles fought) and by
county of residence the names of Czech military men and women from Texas who
served during WWI.
Lila Rakoczy Program
Coordinator for the Texas Historical Commission Military sites and Oral
History Program will speak on WWI and the impact on immigrants and immigrant
Great War brought profound change to the Lone Star State. Dr. Rakoczy will
highlight the impact the war had on its residents, including thousands of
Texans of central and eastern European descent.
Dotty Davis will discuss
and present a video of Sergeant Stubby, the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry
Regiment during World War I. He
served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western
He saved his regiment from surprise mustard
found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the
seat of his pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him.
Carroll Brincefield currently
involved in documenting the military history of Texas veterans, directing an
oral history program in Lavaca County, and developing oral histories for the
Texas State Historical Association will talk about the World
War I Memorial Wall and Display Project at the Czech Heritage Museum and
Genealogical Center in Temple.
A Silent Auction will be held and the TCGS Sales Table will be laden with
authentic Czech items. For your listening pleasure live music will be
Register by credit card at https://squareup.com/store/TXCZGS/item/registration or mail
registration form (see www.txczgs.org)
and check made out to TCGS toCarolyn
Holub, 2741 Falcon Way, Midlothian, TX 76065; phone 214-577-0029 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration
fee includes catered lunch. If
On/Before 9/20/2018 TCGS
Members-$40; Non-Members-$45; Postmarked After 9/20/2018 TCGS
Members-$45; Non-Members-$50; At the door (All) - $55.Membership
in TCGS is not required to attend. The
Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) exists to help preserve family
history and treasurers. We also seek to learn and preserve Czech culture,
traditions, and history. TCGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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