The Blackwell School Alliance and National Parks Conservation Association are hosting a half-day community engagement event where former students and community members, subject matter experts, and decision makers come together to explore values, hopes, fears, challenges, and
benefits associated with the Blackwell School’s transition to a National Historic Site. 

And eat barbecue!


Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2022

Marfa Visitor Center / USO Hall

113 South Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas

Barbecue Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Public Meeting 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

The event is free and everyone is invited.

If you would like to join remotely on your computer or device, REGISTER HERE.

And view the agenda bulletin HERE.

To provide opportunities for Blackwell School stakeholders to express values, opinions, concerns, and ideas to decision makers to understand how to proceed in developing a National Historic Site at the Blackwell School.


The Community Meeting will consist of discussing topics related to the transition, with presentations by subject matter experts, Q&As, small group discussions, facilitated brainstorming activities, real-time online participation, and questionnaires. We will bring together in-person and virtual participants to the Community Meeting, representing diverse interests and histories.