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  • The kids are back in school, the weather is starting to cool and autumn is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate the changing of the season than with a day of farming fun at the Sam Rayburn House! The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will host Farming Heritage Day on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This annual event celebrates the history of farming and domestic life at Sam Rayburn’s home in Bonham.
  • Texas Country Music Artist, Brandon Rhyder, will serve as host and will also perform at the event. Co-hosting the Awards along with Rhyder is media professional and entertainer Jenn Ford. Live performances from four decades of Texas Country music artists will include TCMA Spokesperson Mark Chesnutt, Host Brandon Rhyder, Bri Bagwell, Johnny Rodriguez, Doug Supernaw and Christian Country Artist Del Way and others. As a special treat, Cajun Country artist Jo-el Sonnier will perform.
  • America watched as Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was shot point blank by Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963 at the Dallas Police headquarters as he was being transferred to the Dallas County Jail. Furnished with newly released documents from the original prosecution file, Judge Brandon Birmingham and criminal defense attorney/former Dallas County assistant district attorney Toby Shook will present a case study of this remarkable courtroom drama at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
  • Jessica Cole had a simple wish for her grandmother on that summer evening in 2015 – she wanted a challenging day for Sybil Gregory to end on a good note. Jessica's efforts brought a light to her grandmother's eyes, and came to life in film as the SMU film and media arts major's senior thesis.
  • Step into your lederhosen and refresh your schuhplattler dance moves for McKinney's 10-year Oktoberfest celebration in Downtown McKinney Sept. 22, 23 and 24 presented by the City of McKinney and McKinney Main Street. This three-day event is a family favorite, offering authentic German food and drinks, entertainment, children's activities and fun. Patrons will feel like they are right in the middle of Munich and enjoy authentic German fare like bier, brats, strudel, pretzels and live music. photo by Allen Rich
  • 1806 – Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States. It began near St. Louis, made its way westward, and passed through the continental divide to reach the Pacific coast. The Corps of Discovery comprised a selected group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend, Second Lieutenant William Clark. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the expedition shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to explore and to map the newly acquired territory, to find a practical route across the western half of the continent, and to establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it. The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to establish trade with local Native American tribes. With maps, sketches, and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Louis to report its findings to Jefferson.