THE ROCKWALL COUNTY HISTORICAL FOUNDATION and 

THE ROCKWALL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION

present

                                       THE SHERI STODGHILL LECTURE SERIES 2019

The Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series presents programs of historical interest from noon to 1 p.m. in the third floor courtroom at the historic downtown Courthouse in Rockwall. Lectures are free and open to the public.  Mark your calendar and join us as we focus on history: Then and Now!

Friday, February 8Baseball

Black history month honors the history of Black Baseball in the United States. Rockwall resident Bob May noted author, researcher and speaker will be the presenter.

Friday, March 8 – Decades of Change

Jerry Hogan, former Rockwall County Judge and retired U.S. Army officer, will review the growth and changes to Rockwall from the 1950’s to the present. 

Friday, April 12Tales of the Jail

Carl Alsabrook, current City Manager of Royce City, who worked at the Rockwall County Jail from 1986-1988, will look back to present interesting tales of the jail.  Sheriff Harold Eavenson will discuss updated jail status. 

Friday, May 10 – D-Day

Mike Donegan, past Commander and current Chaplin of the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 Rockwall, Texas will review the Normandy D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. 

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Friday, September 13 Rockwall Success

Joy Bounds Greenwalt will present the 100 year history of the Rockwall Texas Success newspaper and its owners, including her family and relate significant events in Rockwall’s history reported in the Success.

Friday, October 11Talking Tombstones

Leigh Shelton, Director of Theater, Rockwall High School, and students will present a unique talking tombstone program. 

Friday, November 8Downtown and Around Town

Ryan Miller, Director of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Department of the City, will review Rockwall’s Historic and P & Z initiatives.

Friday, December 13 – The Rock Wall Revisited

This popular annual program will re-examine the history of the rock wall and the most recent developments regarding Rockwall’s unique underground formation.  Speaker TBD.