The annual Fort Concho Speakers Series will tackle topics as diverse as local wildlife to the archeological remnants of cowboy life throughout the month of September.
The free series of seminars, led by local historians, is from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in the Fort Concho Commissary at 702 Burgess St. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch or they may order one from Mr. T’s Deli for $7.50 by calling (325) 657-4441 by 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

 

The lineup of speakers and topics is:

  • Sept. 4, “Local Wildlife in Fort Concho Days” by Dr. Terry Maxwell, biology professor at Angelo State University and a former wildlife columnist for the San Angelo Standard-Times.
  • Sept. 11, “Fort Chadbourne” by David McMahon, a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
  • Sept. 18, “No Country for Dull Men – Concho Valley Life in the 1880s” by Susan Ball of the San Angelo Genealogical Society.
  • Sept. 25, “A Cowboy’s Legacy in Stone” by Larry Reimenschneider of the Concho Valley Archeology Society.

    For more information, call Carol Cummings, the fort’s events coordinator, at (325) 657-4441.