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Langdon Center hosts exhibit on Cynthia Ann, Quanah Parker
Quanah Parker

Tarleton State University

Monday, October 21, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—“The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman of Two Worlds and a Man in Two Worlds,” will be on display from Oct. 26 through Dec. 18 at the Langdon Center in Granbury.

The exhibit, presented by the Texas Lakes Trail Region, is a traveling show of rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker.

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two famous names in Texas frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family. Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

The photo exhibit tells this story of the lives of these two persons caught between two different worlds.

Many individuals and organizations helped organize the exhibition, including Ben Tahmahkera, a great-great grandson of Quanah Parker.

The Langdon Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Joel Back

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