If you love history then you will love to learn more about Texarkana's early history and one of the founding fathers of Texarkana at a special event this Saturday including a movie and dinner.

This year is Texarkana's Sesquicentennial. That means that the city of Texarkana is officially 150 years old in 2023. How did it all start? Who were the movers and shakers in Texarkana's infancy?
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This Saturday you can learn about the history of the A.L. Ghio. Not only was he one of the first people in Texarkana to purchase city lots back in 1873. He also has a rich history in making Texarkana what it is today. You've seen the street name Ghio Fish in town right? Here's where you'll find out more about the name Ghio and maybe why that street's name has "Fish" in it?
According to the Texarkana Museum Archives he also;
built the first commercial structure in Texarkana. He later served several terms as Texas-side mayor and operated a real estate business until his death. He also built the town's first opera house and owned a vineyard.
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Join the TMS this Saturday, January 21 as Dr. Laura Sikes of TAMU-T gives a presentation on the history of A. L. Ghio. Dr. Sikes's presentation will be from 4 PM to 5 PM at the Ace of Clubs House located at 420 Pine Street in Texarkana Texas.
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Then get ready for a special treat after the presentation as there will be a showing of
"Papa's Delicate Condition" starring Jackie Gleason. The movie is based on the book written by actress and author Corinne Griffith about growing up in Texarkana. Corinne is the granddaughter of A. L. Ghio.
The movie will be shown at the 1923 Banana Club and there will also be an Italian Dinner served. Dinner will be at 5:30 PM and the movie will start at 6 PM. The movie is $5, dinner and the movie is $35.
You can get your tickets here online or call (903) 793-4831 or email AceofClubs@TexarkanaMuseums.org
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