Thursday, November 8, 2012
George Louis Crocket: Out of the Ordinary
The Stone Fort Museum will host an opening reception for the exhibit, George Louis Crocket: Out of the Ordinary, on November 8th from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. The newly installed exhibit examines the life and times of Dr. George Crocket. Born in the mid-nineteenth century, Crocket’s life spans a period of great changes in East Texas. The exhibit highlights not only the impact of his leadership on the development of Nacogdoches and San Augustine, but also invites the visitor to share in Crocket’s experiences through hands-on activities, including two period typewriters.
The evening reception will include a short presentation by Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc (FoHNI) regarding the group's plans to commission a life-size statue of Dr. Crocket. The proposed bronze statue will become part of the Nacogdoches ‘statue walk’ that now includes Antonio Gil Y’Barbo, Chief Bowl & Sam Houston, the Country Doctor and Thomas J. Rusk.
As a cleric, historian, mentor and artist, Crocket forged strong ties within both the Nacogdoches and San Augustine communities. The exhibit displays Crocket’s drawings, writing, and research that formed his legacy - one that reminds us to find the meaning of daily life out of the ordinary.