Black History month honors the history of Black Baseball in the United States, presented by Rockwall resident, noted author, researcher and speaker, Bob May. The Lecture begins at 12:00 Noon on the 3rd Floor of the Rockwall Historic Courthouse on the downtown square.
“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. The Lecture begins at 12:00 Noon on the 3rd Floor of the Rockwall Historic Courthouse on the downtown square.
Tales of the Jail
Carl Alsabrook, current City Manager of Royse City, who worked at the Rockwall County Jail from 1986-1988, will look back to present interesting tales of the jail. Sheriff Harold Evanson will discuss the updated jail status.
Mike Donegan, past Commander and current Chaplin of the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 Rockwall, will review the Normandy D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944.
The 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.
Leigh Shelton, Director of Theater, Rockwall High School, and students will present a unique talking tombstones program. This is a “not to miss” program!
Downtown 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.
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.