The Waco Texas Calligraphy Guild was organized in June 1988
with fourteen charter members. We are a diverse group of people with a common
appreciation of visual forms and in particular beautiful hand lettering.
Regular meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month
at 10:00 a.m.-noon a.m. except for August and for December Visitors are always
welcome to attend guild meetings. Meetings are held at the Waco Art
Center-- College Drive. Come join us and Write soon !
The roots of the Waco Civic Theatre date back to the 1920's when the
work of many enlightened citizens combined to form the Waco Little
Theatre (WLT), which operated from 1925 to 1936.
Its Own Entity
In 1945, then chairman of the Baylor University Drama Department Dr.
Paul Baker and a team of WLT participants worked to reform the
organization that would take the shape of Waco Civic Theatre (WCT)
three years later. Dr. Baker collaborated with architect James Hull
Miller of Shreveport, LA, to design and build the new WCT at its
current locale. So noteworthy was the success of their teamwork that
the new theatre was commended in 1963 by the Journal of the Royal
Institute of British Architects as one of the three best-designed
theatres of its kind in the United States. Over the years, WCT has
undergone several additions and renovations, thanks to grants and
donations by the Cooper Foundation; the Waco Foundation; and Mr.
Frank Baird, Jr. of Buffalo, NY in an endowment honoring his mother,
Mrs. Flora Cameron Baird.
Today, WCT produces nine main season productions, ranging from works
by Shakespeare to Neil Simon. Additionally, aspiring local artists
and youth work in partnership to produce "studio shows" that are
scheduled between main season productions and other events.