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Into the Archives with Bob Rigdon: Preserving Dallas History Thru Metal Detecting

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

 

Bob Rigdon will lead a “detectorist deep dive” as he talk about the items of historical significance he found with his metal detector of original North Dallas Freedman’s Town objects, many of which will be on exhibit on the 7th floor of the Central Library.

Robert Lee “Bob” Rigdon is a resident of Dallas since 1982 and a U.S. Army veteran.  Not only does he have decades of experience in metal detecting but he is also a professional family genealogist, actor and research historian featured in several Treasure Hunting Magazines.  He has a YouTube Channel that highlights some of the tangible items he has found over the 42 years I have been in Dallas.

In his own words: “My goal is Preserving Dallas History. The main areas that I have focused on has been the North Dallas Freedmen Town and more recently the 10th Street Historic District. I am a member of the Lone Star Treasure Hunting Club in Irving and Facebook groups, “Pioneers of Dallas,” the “Dallas History Guild,” “Dallas County Pioneer Association” and numerous others.”

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/bob-rigdon-detectorist

Organizer

Dallas Public Library
Phone
(214) 670-1740
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Venue

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas, Texas 75201
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Phone
(214) 670-1400
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