FWOpera Panel Explores JFK’s Impact on Cuba and Immigration

Allcal attended the Cuba and Immigration panelist discussion at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus presented by the Fort Worth Opera and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. … Read More

History of Halloween

Did you know that Halloween usually makes the top 5 in a list of favorite holidays? Why, you ask? Kids love it for the candy and adults like it because they too can dress in costumes and celebrate. Anyone can … Read More

How Father’s Day Changed America

A holiday celebrating fathers, created as the very idea of fatherhood was rapidly changing. But how exactly did we start celebrating the magical gift of fatherhood? … Read More

The Story of Old Glory – History of Flag Day

The American flag – arguably the most familiar symbol of the United States – is also one of the least understood. Although most Americans know what the red and white stripes and blue stars represent, many have no idea about the history of Old Glory. … Read More

The History of Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ceremony

It’s finally arrived! The event everyone in the family and all of your friends are eagerly awaiting… graduation!! But just how exactly did this ritual begin? … Read More

How Cowboys Shaped Fort Worth’s History

All it takes is one step into Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards, and you’ll be transported to a time when cowboys literally ran the town. Although Fort Worth certainly has its share of modern, urban attractions, it’s untamed western heritage can be felt throughout the city. … Read More

History of Memorial Day: Uniting a Broken Nation

Nobody quite remembers how Memorial Day started, but it’s a widely accepted holiday that is meant to remember those who gave their lives for our country. It began at a time when Americans were terribly divided. … Read More

What’s the deal with Daylight Savings Time?

As if keeping up with your day-to-day schedule wasn’t tough enough, twice a year Daylight Savings Time (DST) throws a wrench in your plans. DST gives or takes a precious hour, forcing you to rearrange your entire calendar. … Read More

The History of Mother’s Day in the U.S.

The story behind the U.S. holiday of Mother’s Day is bittersweet. It began with a young woman’s fight to honor her mother’s memory, and ends with the same woman fighting to abolish the holiday she nearly single-handedly created. … Read More