Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?

Charles & Garnett Froh
Did you know that Charles Froh, an accomplished musician, was the head of Fine Arts at Tarleton from 1910 to 1950! My blog post September 9, 2010 was about Charles Froh. Charles had, at the time he retired, the longest tenure of any Tarleton faculty member!
Charles Froh's younger brother Garnett was a also a professor of music at Tarleton but only taught 11 years. He died in 1932 at the young age of 39. Not only was Garnett Froh an accomplished musician, he was also an artist and completed over 500 paintings! One of his paintings, of Tarleton's first women's dorm, is hanging in the stairway of Hunewell dorm!
The Froh brothers were well known musical pairs in this area and often gave musical entertainments to the Tarleton faculty and students! The Froh brothers built a department of music that was recognized all over the state! Because of their contribution to Tarleton and the area, the 1933 Grassburr was dedicated to Charles & Garnett Froh.
Come to the Spirits of Erath Cemetery Walk across the street on Sunday afternoon October 30, 2011 at 2 pm and find out more about the Froh brothers and many other local "spirits"! Cost is $5 per person for an entertaining afternoon! You might recognize some of them!

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