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Dora Lee Langdon - Granbury, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 26.540 W 097° 47.089
14S E 614229 N 3590116
Quick Description: Plaque on the grounds of Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2016 11:52:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMRJBT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Plaques shows Dora Lee holding her violin.

Text of the plaque:

Dora Lee Langdon had a passion for music, art, literature and performance and a vision of helping others achieve the impossible. That commitment earned her the reputation as "a Friend of Children. A Friend of the Arts, and A Friend of Granbury." Growing up in Fort Worth during the 1920's, Mrs. Langdon learned the value of hard work and the pleasure of enjoying the arts. Dora Lee, at a young age, had violin lessons from Brooks Morris, the founder of the Fort Worth Symphony. In 1981 she founded the Chrysalis Foundation to promote all forms of art with a special emphasis on providing assistance to area children who might not have the financial resources to develop their special talents. The Foundation was situated on a full city block just 3east of downtown Granbury. Mrs. Langdon graciously donated the site to Tarleton State University in 1996 and it was renamed the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center. This bronze honors the inspirational woman who made her dream a reality.

Tarleton State University Website

Dora Lee Langdon was a composer, musician, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. Mrs. Langdon's love for music and the performing arts was well known in the Granbury and Fort Worth areas. In 1982 Mrs. Langdon purchased and established the Chrysalis Foundation to support music education and the performing arts. The center provided music scholarships to talented and deserving elementary and secondary students in the Cross Timbers area. The center, encompassing a full city block, served as a sanctuary for young and aspiring musicians until November 1995.

The Chrysalis Foundation donated the center to Tarleton State University in June 1996, when it was renamed the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center. During Tarleton Homecoming Festivities in 1998, Mrs. Langdon was honored posthumously as Tarleton's Distinguished Friend.

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308 E Pearl St
Granbury, TX USA

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