MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE
NEXT HPNA GENERAL MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 23rd
First United Methodist Church
Back by popular demand — Stacey Davis, History Librarian
A few years ago, Stacey presented a program to our neighborhood residents on the history of Richardson, with a focus on our Heights area. And since we have so many new residents in our neighborhood, we invited Stacey back to give us another history lesson! Everyone really enjoyed Stacey’s visit the first time.
Discover Local History
If you like older homes…established neighborhoods…history…Richardson…you’re going to like our next Heights Park program! We’re fortunate to have the Local History Librarian from the Richardson Public Library, Stacey Davis, as our featured speaker. She has photos, maps, and historical tidbits from when Richardson began–specifically from the birth of the Heights Park area. This will be a fun ‘walk down memory lane’ for many of you, and a history lesson for our newer residents.
If you want to know how the neighborhood got started…Who settled it? Why? Who lived here? What was it like when it was young? Her program will give a brief overview of Richardson’s origins. She’ll tell us about the history of the Heights Park area, which was started because of the huge population growth during the boom.
Davis has been a reference librarian at the Richardson Public Library for over 20 years (she started in Richardson in December, 1995). She worked for the Dallas Public Library for six years before that. As the Local History librarian at RPL, Davis is in charge of the collection of historical photographs, books, documents and maps dealing with Richardson history. She’s been organizing this collection for the entire time that she’s been with the library. She has a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in business from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. She’s from a small town in East Texas-with a graduating class of 73. She likes to read (big surprise!) – all kinds of books but she has a special interest in pandemics; anything about the “Black Death” in 14th century Europe, the 1918 Flu pandemic, and small pox-all historical!
Don’t miss out! Come to learn more about the history of our great city and your neighborhood. If you have some old photos of our neighborhood you’d like to share, feel free to bring them – be sure to put your name and phone number on the back so we can keep track of them.