East Texas Natural History Museum’s Calendar Offers Opportunities for Visitors
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Wood County Historical Society: The Wood County Historical Society will meet in the East

Texas Natural History (ETNH) museum on Friday, March 8, 2013, to view historical and cultural

holdings. These range from mid-19th century East Texas pottery to extensive land records to the

entire collection of photographs by May Stith, Mineola commercial photographer from 1935 to

1950's. This collection includes several photos of Jarvis operations in the 1930's. Contact Lou

Mallory of Wood County Historical Society gmallory@suddenlink.net

Goodbye to the Painting of Daniel Lay, Texas’ First Ecologist: There will be a special

presentation to say, “Goodbye to the Art of Daniel Lay.” Since October, Jarvis Christian College has

hosted this exhibit of paintings and other art by Texas' first and most influential wildlife biologist.

They will be taken down and replaced with the photographs of Mr. Woodrow Starkey in late March.

This is your last chance to see paintings by the man who nominated the first endangered species in

Texas, who assisted Rachel Carson with "Silent Spring", who re-introduced beavers back into East

Texas in 1939. Lay is essentially the person who more than any other, has had a hand in forming the

woods, water and wildlife of Texas over 80 years of work. On Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in

the ETNH Gallery Room (101 Frost Hall), Dr. William Godwin and Dr. Craig Rudolph, US Forest

Service will lead a special talk on the significance of Lay’s work. Contact Dr. William Godwin


Woods Waters and Wildlife of East Texas, Photography by Woodrow Starkey: Join the

ETNH staff and friends on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the ETNH Gallery Room (101 Frost

Hall) for the opening of Woodrow Starkey, Woods, Waters and Wildlife Photography featuring large

format photos of rare habitats in East Texas. Refreshments served. Remarks by Mr. Starkey himself

at 7p.m. Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu

East Texas Natural History Museum Open House for Jarvis Founders’ Day

The East Texas Natural History museum will host an “Open House” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on

Saturday, March 23 as part of Jarvis Christian College Founders/Homecoming celebration. The

collection will be open all day with special exhibits of East Texas nature photography (including the

Jarvis nature trail) by Woodrow Starkey. Mr. Starkey will be on hand to discuss his work. Other

exhibits from the general collections include fishes of East Texas by Jarvis student Idris Fahmi,

Butterflies and moths of East Texas by Jarvis Research Associates Robert Nuelle Jr. and III. Contact

Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu
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