Artifacts requested for Jaybird-Woodpecker Feud exhibit

Claire Rogers, Executive Director of the FBCMA, points to the window at the historic McFarlane House from which Earle McFarlane shot at Judge Parker during the Jaybird Woodpecker feud on August 16, 1889. The McFarlane House will be on the walking tour hosted by the museum.

Claire Rogers, Executive Director of the FBCMA, points to the window at the historic McFarlane House from which Earle McFarlane shot at Judge Parker during the Jaybird Woodpecker feud on August 16, 1889. The McFarlane House will be on the walking tour hosted by the museum.

In July of 2014, the Fort Bend County Museum will present “A Scene of Strife: The Jaybird-Woodpecker Battle.”  Ahead of this special exhibit, the museum is putting out a call to those who may be able to provide artifacts and photographs related to the Jaybird-Woodpecker feud that can be displayed during the run of the exhibition from June 27th through August 31st

In conjunction with this special event, the Fort Bend County Museum will be presenting three lectures focusing on the causes of the famous battle in Richmond, the events of the battle, and the aftermath of the feud, including the Terry v. Adams case. On August 16th, the 125th anniversary of the Jaybird-Woodpecker Battle, a costumed reenactment will be conducted on the streets of Richmond, with actors portraying the historic figures who played a part in the conflict.  In addition, a walking tour will point out the buildings with history connecting them to the battle, and those that housed the various personages who had a role in the bitter conflict.

If you have items or information that you would like to share for this exhibit, please contact Chief Curator of Collections, Chris Godbold, at 281-343-0218 ext. 237 or by email at  cgodbold@fortbendmuseum.org, or the Museum Site Manager, Shereen Sampson, at 281-342-6478, or by email at ssampson@fortbendmuseum.org, by May 16th.

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