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Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibition, Irving Arts Center

March 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017

| Free

“A Woman of Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds”, is a traveling exhibit of forty rarely seen photographs document the stories of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. Much can to be learned from the dramatic story of these two courageous individuals.

In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family and over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to three children, including Quanah.  After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace. (Toured by the Texas Lakes Trail Heritage Program.)

*Please note: A portion of this exhibition may be accessible only by stairs.

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Lecture/Presentation: Talk by historians Clara Wallace Holmes, Robert Holmes and Douglas Harman along with special guest,  Lance Tahmahkera, great- great grandson of Quanah Parker
April 9, 4 p.m. (FREE)


Performance:  The World Premiere of Lyric Stage’s Quanah starring Larry Gatlin
April 28-May 7 ($26.50-$54.50) 





March 4, 2017
May 21, 2017
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Irving Arts Center


Carpenter Lobby
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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