The Madams of Hell's Half-Acre Fort Worth was a rest stop for cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail and for the Texas & Pacific Railway. “Hells Half-Acre” became Fort Worth’s red light district and home to gambling, saloons, brothels, liquor and prostitution from the 1870s to the 1920s. Madams, the women who ran the brothels, were powerful figures and held significant political, economic and social influence in the city of Fort Worth.
Join us on September 23 at the Grapevine Public Library to hear Professor Jessica Webb, PhD of TCU discuss this interesting time in Fort Worth’s history. Our meetings begin at 7:00 pm with refreshments at 6:30 pm. Meetings are always free and open to the public.
We will also be hosting a Historic Grapevine Cemetery Tour on September 29 for members.