Stephenville Empire newspapers are now online the Portal to Texas History https://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?explore=true&fq=str_title_serial%3AThe+Stephenville+Empire. What local history will you discover? #localhistory#newspapers
Teaching a few of the little ones how to SUP at the Two Row on the Grand! After their lesson, they decided to call themselves the "SUP Club"! Love it. A bit of history on this very cool event: Hosted by the Haudenosaunee, this grassroots event was born out of the desire to connect local non-native and native communities, to share traditions, to foster friendships and understanding between these communities and to honour the Two Row Treaty of 1613. Paddlers spend a week making their way down the entire length of the Grand River and will reach Lake Erie on Thursday! It was an honour to be a part. #tworowonthegrand#grandriver#sixnationsonthegrand#connectingpeople#connectingcultures#localhistory#gromsrule#starboardsups
The Jewish community in Durham grew slowly during the 1870s, but gained momentum in the 1880s with the arrival of Jewish immigrants to hand-roll cigarettes for the Blackwell and Duke tobacco companies. The Jewish community established a cemetery adjacent to Maplewood in 1884 and met in a rented space on Main Street beginning in 1887. In 1906, the Jewish congregation occupied the former Christian Church on Liberty Street.
By 1915, the congregation had outgrown the building, and in 1920, the cornerstone was laid on the southeast corner of North Queen and Holloway Streets. The congregation then took the name Beth El. The congregation remained Orthodox throughout the 1930s and 1940s, but hired a conservative rabbi in 1948.
In 1957, the synagogue moved once again, to Watts Street, where it presently resides, and the former synagogue on Queen Street became the Bethel Baptist Church, a predominantly African-American congregation. The building was taken by the city and demolished in the late 1960s under urban renewal. The portion of Queen Street that it occupied was closed. It is now the northwest corner WTVD-TV, next to the Main Library.
We just love seeing how you choose to capture our grounds - this shot by @southwestgrouptravel of our ruins, peeking through to the folley, is fab!
Please tag us in your pics using @torreabbey and you might just see them featured here! 😊s