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WWII POW'S in Hereford and East Texas
Monday, April 3 through Monday, April 3
WWII POW'S in Hereford and East Texas  (Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Amarillo Downtown Library -413 SE 4th Street
“The Italian POW camp at Hereford During World War II”
          The POW Camp at Hereford operated from 1942 until 1946 and housed over 3000 Italians.  The contributions of the prisoners and the camp itself made quite a lasting difference to Castro and Deaf Smith Co.  The program will cover a number of topics; reason for location, camp construction, prisoner routine, and effects on the war effort, and the near-by communities.  We will also examine the archeological reconstruction and conservation of a non-existent historic feature.
Joe D. Rogers, Local Historian
Joe D. Rogers is a retired public-school history and shop teacher. He ‘found’ avocational archaeology at the 2000 TAS Field School in Marfa, and has been hooked ever since. Field schools all over the state have provided a shovelbum’s paradise of digging in dirt. Local archaeo-work with TPWD, PPHM, CAR, and the West Pasture crew at M-Cross Ranch are a few of the projects that have kept him occupied.  He has served as TAS Region 1 Director, President of both TAS and PAS, and has served on the Board of Directors for PPHM. Joe is currently a member of Texas Archeological Steward’s Network for THC, and since retirement has taught  U S  History and some archaeology as a Part Time Instructor for WTAMU.
Joe lives in Hereford with his wife Cindy.

Monday, May 1
"Sharing our Genealogical Experiences - Good and Bad"  (Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Amarillo Downtown Library 413 SE 4th Street Amarillo, TX
Sandwiches provided by AGSociety; Members bring poltluck dishes.

Amarillo Public Library to Host Exhibition on Human Migration
Monday, May 8 through Friday, June 16
Amarillo Public Library to Host Exhibition on Human Migration  (Tour)
In partnership with the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is seeking sites to host World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration, a national exhibition that aims to help people appreciate migration histories — their own and those of others — by drawing on a wealth of case studies from across human history and the breadth of cultures.
Amarillo Public Library has been selected as one of only fifteen libraries in the entire United States to host the traveling exhibition, World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration. The exhibit, developed by the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, will open at the Downtown Amarillo Public Library on May 8 and close on June 16.
Director of Library Services Amanda Barrera says being chosen to host the exhibition is a tribute to the work of the Amarillo Public Library team. “Application for World on the Move was a competitive, peer-reviewed process, with only fifteen libraries in the country earning the chance to host, so our selection is indeed an honor. APL has been supporting Amarillo’s immigrant and refugee communities for more than a decade through English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes and we are excited to create an opportunity for Amarillo to learn more about issues surrounding migration.”
By presenting case studies from across human history and an array of cultures, World on the Move invites visitors to recognize that migration is a complex and diverse shared human experience. The exhibition aims to expand the public conversation on the topic of migration and displacement.
Youth Services Coordinator Melody Boren wrote the application and will serve as project lead while the exhibition is in place. “We are thrilled to be an exhibition site for World on the Move, which looks at questions surrounding migration: why do people move? where do we come from? We hope that people in our community will find this engaging and informative and share their own stories of migration.”
As part of the exhibition, Amarillo Public Library received a stipend to present programming related to the topic of migration. A complete schedule of events and programs will be available when the exhibition opens.

The exhibition will be free and open to the public during regular library hours.