Message from Kathy Wells Power
Dear Friends of Frankford,
We miss you!
Spring is such a special time at Frankford as we watch the trees leaf out and beautiful wildflowers blanket our little prairie. Due to the COVID-19 crisis we cancelled our April 18th Prairie Tour, our May 9th concert, and small group lectures and tours. Keeping all our patrons safe is paramount to us.
It comforts me to remember how many storms the little Frankford Church has weathered through the years, including the Pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression, several wars and other challenges, large and small.
During this challenging time Frankford Preservation Foundation is concentrating on the first part of our mission statement “…to conserve, protect and maintain its five acre site.” We are stewards of a little jewel in Dallas, a rare historic site that tells the story of the days when Dallas was a city in the making.
On May 5th, 2020 Frankford Preservation Foundation (FPF) will participate in North Texas Giving Tuesday Now. We hope you will support FPF and other wonderful non-profits by donating as you are able. With your help we will weather this storm.
I look forward to the time when we can once again enjoy Frankford together. Meanwhile, shelter in place and stay safe and well.
All my best,
Kathy Wells Power
We offer seasonal tours of the native prairie meadows to foster awareness of the significance of the Blackland Prairie. We also offer educational programs for schools.
To pay with check, please make checks payable to:
Frankford Preservation Foundation
5600 West Lovers Lane, Suite 116
Dallas, Texas 75209-5006
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The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance of this endless grassland or the course of its destruction. Civilized man is destroying a masterpiece of nature without recording for posterity that which he has destroyed. John Ernest Weaver, North American Prairie (1954)
A historic nature preserve in the midst of the city of Dallas, Frankford Preservation Foundation conserves, protects and maintains its five acre site. The site features a rare remnant of the Blackland Prairie once indigenous to the Dallas area and Indian Springs. The Frankford Preservation Foundation conducts charitable, educational, and cultural events including seasonal tours of its native prairie meadows to foster an awareness of the significance of the Blackland Prairie and early North Texas history.