Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Great Hanging Monument Dedication

The Board of Directors and Volunteers of the Great Hanging Memorial Foundation have announced details for the monument dedication in recognition of the Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862.

The monument dedication will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Below is the schedule for the planned activities.  Visit the Great Hanging 1862 Memorial website for any updates.

11:30am – 1:00pm Luncheon

North Central Texas College Field House
1525 W. California Lane, Gainesville TX
Luncheon sponsored - University of North Texas;
Texas State Historical Association and Lone Star Chair in Texas History
RSVP by Sept. 30 – 817.946.4491 or email: greathanging1862@gmail.com

1:00pm – 2:30pm “October Mourning”

North Central Texas College - Center for Performing Arts (on Campus, near Field House) Theatrical reading that brings to life the events of that terrible October of 1862 with local actors portraying the contemporary characters. Hear the story of the Great Hanging from the perspective of those who were there. (No charge)

3:00pm Dedication Ceremony

Georgia Davis Bass Civil War Historical Park
729 E. Main St, Gainesville TX

Master of Ceremony – Dr. Richard McCaslin
Guest speakers – to be announced soon

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