Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker exhibit at the Honey Grove Library

Honey Grove, Texas – The Honey Grove Library and Learning Center is delighted to host the Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker photo exhibit, “A Woman of Two Worlds and a Man in Two Worlds.”

The exhibit consists of 40 rarely seen photos of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important figures in Texas history.

In 1836, a Comanche raiding party kidnapped Cynthia Ann from her family. Over the following years, she became the wife of a Comanche chief and the mother of children, including Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken over by the Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders in both war and peace.

The traveling exhibit originates from the Texas Lakes Trail area of ​​the Texas Historical Commission and is sponsored by the Friends of the Honey Grove Library.

The exhibit is on display in the Library’s Crockett Room and can be viewed when the library is open until November 13.

Thursday, October 14 Lance Tahmahkera, a descendant of Quanah Parker, will be at the library for a presentation starting at 5:00 p.m. that will be of interest to adults and children. He will discuss Comanche culture, Parkers and tell family stories. It will also bring historical elements to share and discuss.

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