Katie Sherrod will speak on her book "Grace & Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women" (2007, TCU Press). Ms. Sherrod, a writer, producer and commentator, along with contributor Carol Roark, author of books on historic Tarrant County, will talk about the women who shaped Fort Worth from its early days through the mid-20th century.
Come hear thrilling stories about the real movers and shakers of Fort Worth.
Light hors d' oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tickets at the Gardens, 711 West Lee Ave, Weatherford, TX 76086, or here through Eventbrite.
The focus of the Chandor Gardens Foundation is to preserve the heritage of the Gardens and work with the City of Weatherford to further develop the Chandor property, in keeping with Douglas Chandor's artistic vision.
Douglas Chandor is one of the great portrait artists of the 20th Century. Five of his paintings are on display in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. His portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt is displayed in the White House, and his coronation portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, graces the British Embassy in Washington, DC.
His passion for gardening and his artistry intertwined to be beautifully expressed in the gardens he created and named, White Shadows. After the untimely death of Douglas in 1953, his wife, Ina, paid tribute to him by changing the name to Chandor Gardens.
Today, Chandor Gardens is destination unto itself. It is the location of joyous events, memory-making occasions and pleasant wanderings.
Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 114, Weatherford, Texas 76086
Copyright ©2018 Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Chandor Gardens Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Chandor Gardens is on the National Register of Historic Places of the National Park Service.