Tarrant County College hosts ‘Away from Home’ Feb. 1-29

FORT WORTH, Texas — “Away from Home: Native American Boarding School Stories,” a national touring exhibit, runs Feb. 1-29 at the Tahita Fulkerson Library on Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.

The exhibit, a collection of photographs, audio, video and immersive environments, will be open during regular library hours. Admission is free, with group visits available by appointment. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

A reception is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Trinity River Campus and includes a free dance performance by Indigenous ACE (Arts, Culture, Education). Register by Jan. 29 for location and parking information.

An in-person and virtual panel discussion — Away from Home: Past, Present and Future — takes place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Library Fish Tank (Trinity River East Fork Building, Room 2105). Boarding school survivors Dora Bought Plenty, Jodi Voice Yellowfish and Elizabeth Gravelle will share their experiences and examine issues related to indigenous people.

Yellowfish founded and chairs MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) Texas Rematriate, and Garvelle serves as an American Indian Education Program liaison for the Fort Worth Independent School District.

NEH on the Road, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, adapted “Away from Home” from a permanent display organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.

Visit https://libguides.tccd.edu/AwayFromHome/home for more information or call TCC Trinity River Library Services at 817-515-1222.

Tarrant County College is one of the nation’s 20 largest higher education institutions and boasts the second lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. A comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in Tarrant County and online, TCC offers a range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional programs such as Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training for area businesses and corporations.