Join the Northeast Campus in celebrating Black History Month. The campus will host a variety of events highlighting contributions and foster an open environment to learn about Black heritage. Please see the flyer below for times and dates.
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In Arts & Humanities, Business & Social Sciences, History, Just For Fun, News, Observances, Special Events, TCC
There is still time to visit the J. Ardis Bell Library on TCC’s Northeast Campus and enjoy a timeline of historic Tarrant County. This fascinating look into the past is being shared with the NE Campus Community by members of the Tarrant County Historical Commission.
The display will be available for viewing on the upper level of the NE Library until Friday, November 22. Visitors are able to access the exhibit during normal Library business hours. Classes are welcome.
Along with the 12-week exhibit, the TCHC is partnering with the Library to sponsor a short series of local history presentations. The first of these, entitled “How the West Was Won” will be held at the rear of the Library’s upper floor, on Thurs, October 17th, at 12:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
For library hours or any other questions, please call 817-515-6627, or visit us online at library.tccd.edu
In Business & Social Sciences, History, Just For Fun, Special Events
The J. Ardis Library at NE campus is honored to partner with history instructor Dr. Chloe Northrop and the NE history and philosophy departments to host Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
From the Gilder Lehrman website:
This exhibition explores the Civil War and issues of slavery through political cartoons depicting Abraham Lincoln and his policies…As Americans continue to debate the legacy of slavery, these cartoons provide a historical point of reference for current events.
Click here for more highlights about the exhibit. Accompanying the exhibition is a book display featuring Civil War titles. The exhibit is located on the street level of the library from September 25 – October 25, 2017.
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In Business & Social Sciences, History, NE Library, Philosophy, Spotlight on Exhibits
September 17th is Constitution Day, and “We, the People” of the J. Ardis Bell Library are celebrating with an exciting exhibit of books, documents, artwork, historical facts, and memorabilia. This display will be available for viewing on the lower floor of the NE Library, throughout the month of September.
Visitors to this display may view enlarged copies of original documents, such as the Declaration of Independnce, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. You may also find books related to the signing of the Constitution, read about the founding fathers, and enjoy various art and memorabilia from early American history.
An accompanying book display will highlight materials from the library’s collection, and digital screens will showcase portraits of the founders. We also have a stand-alone display on the Bill of Rights, provided by the U.S. National Archives, and everyone who visits the exhibit will have the opportunity to take home a pocket-copy of the Constitution and/or a commemorative button.
Our “We the People” exhibit was recently featured with an article in the Tarrant County College newspaper – The Collegian! For more information, or to see a listing of items in our Library Catalog that relate to Constitution Day and the history of our nation, click HERE and HERE and HERE.
The staff of the Northeast Library are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (to the library, and to our BLOG page) to see what’s on display!
In Business & Social Sciences, History, NE Library, Non-Fiction, Observances, Spotlight on Exhibits
Every year, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (yes, that’s a real thing) appoints one particular date in the month of July as National Hot Dog Day, and hungry Americans across the country sit down at the dinner table to celebrate. For 2017, the prestigious holiday falls on Wednesday, July 19th and – as a result – the delicious dogs are everywhere. Several different restaurants are offering discounted or free hot dogs, and many of our NE Campus students are taking advantage. (Students – Click HERE to see a list of where you can go for a free frankfurter!)
A variety of hot dog eating contests are held annually, including the world-famous event in Coney Island, New York, sponsored by Nathan’s Hot Dogs every 4th of July. This year, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut defended his first-place title, downing 72 hot dogs in under ten minutes. Mr. Chestnut is currently the world’s record holder in this “competitive eating” contest.
The exact origins of the hot dog are hard to pinpoint, as there are multiple claims to who came up with it first. The name “frankfurter” itself comes from the town of Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages similar to the modern hot dog came from. These sausages, known as “Frankfurter Wurstchen,” have been traced back to the mid-13th century, when they were given to the common people who attended public events like imperial coronations.
Hot dog vendor carts started appearing on street corners in American cities like New York, Chicago, and Saint Louis in the 1870’s and 1880’s. Since then, they have become one of the most commonly eaten foods in this country, particularly in the summer months. According to the NHDSC, Americans consume more than 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day every year… with a total of 20 billion hot dogs eaten annually.
Cooking methods and choice of condiments vary widely from region to region, across the country. In Chicago, Illinois, for example, you’ll find people topping their dogs with tings like tomato slices, sweet relish, dill pickle spears, and whole peppers… In New York, meanwhile, you’re more likely to see hot dogs with sauerkraut, onions, and spicy mustard.
For more information on the history of this international delicacy, check out the following books from your TCC Library… and for an assortment of *unusual* hot dog recipe ideas, click here. 🙂
- Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide, by Farr & Battilana
- Street Food Around the World, by Kraig
- Famous Nathan, by Handwerker
- Putting Meat on the American Table, by Horowitz
Happy Hot Dog Day, everyone! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll see you at the Library this fall!
In History, Just For Fun, NE Library, Observances, Special Events