If the TJR trunk is at least 160 years old, it could have belonged to Thomas J. Rusk, an early political figure in Texas who died in Nacogdoches in 1857.
Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are tracing the roots of a cowhide trunk that could have belonged to Thomas J. Rusk, an early political and military figure in Texas. The trunk’s lid bears the initials TJR. It’s one item in a massive collection at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village. Executive director David Young said the trunk was purchased by Nacogdoches native Lera Millard Thomas who was a compulsive collector and an early preservationist. She created a living history village on her family’s land called Millard’s Crossing in the 1970s.
Aired Wednesday, September 25 at 12 noon.Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. John via phone from LA about the 2013 Glitz & Grits concert featuring Dr. John playing on the George Rodrigue Steinway Grand Piano painted with his famous Blue Dogs. Also on the concert, Windstorm playing some exciting R&B standards. For information you can visit Glitz & Gritz on the web or call 318-632-2020.
Aired Tuesday, September 24 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Jennifer Hill, the Development Director for the Renzi Education and Art Center and Christy Kirkley, the Executive Director for the Renzi Center about their 8th Annual Bunco Bash and Silent Auction on Friday, September 27th, from 6 - 10 p.m., at the Eldorado Casino. For more information contact the Renzi Center at 318-222-1414 or visit them on the web at Renzi Center.
Robert Bell, co-founder of the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum, will mentor Natchitoches and Lafayette on embracing broadband technology through master classes.
A New York think tank that advises communities on how to use technology to grow their economies will conduct two workshops in Natchitoches and Lafayette. The Intelligent Community Forum will be consulting with state agencies, politicians and business leaders on how to maximize broadband use. Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, said Louisiana lags behind in adopting broadband, and his organization aims to change that through these workshops.