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Come to the Gallery Talk at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford on March 15
“The 48ers and their Influence on the Election of 1860”

WEATHERFORD, TX -- Why would the actions of a group of European immigrants impact a pivotal American presidential election?  The next Gallery Talk at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center on Saturday, March 15 will answer that question and give visitors a look at how these revolutionary immigrants had a significant impact on this important election and the succession movement that lead Texas and the south into Civil War.  Kirt Barnett is the featured speaker for the talk beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the DHCC’s Cartwright Gallery. 
Barnett is a fifth generation Texan, a veteran and a history teacher at the secondary and graduate levels for over 14 years.  He is a graduate of Tarleton State University  and a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Historical Honor Society.  A world traveler, Barnett has always loved history.  “I've loved history since I was four years old sitting on my great-grandfather's knee listening to his stories,” he said.
The talk is in coordination with the DHCC’s Trail Drivers Exhibit on display through May of this year.  The Trail Drivers exhibit tells the story of Texas longhorn cattle drives in the 19th century and highlights the stories of Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving, two legendary trail drivers.  Touring the exhibit, visitors learn more about the famous and infamous cowboys who made Texas a name known throughout the country from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century.
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford and the phone number is 817-599-6168.  For more information on current exhibits and activities, visit the museum’s Facebook page or website, www.dosscenter.org.  The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve and exhibit the heritage of Parker County and Texas.