Quanah Parker Day has been designated in Texas as the second Saturday in September from 2019-2029. The first observance will be September 14, 2019. My Comancheria Institute has developed a website (quanahparkerday.com) with information about Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker.
Caprock Canyons State Park outside Quitaque, Texas (home of the Official Texas State Bison Herd) is hosting a major celebration, hosted by Park Superintendent Donald Beard. More than two dozen Comanches, most of them descendants of Quanah, will be present. Three singers and a flutist will present a multi-faceted program, much in the Comanche language. My Comancheria Institute is sponsoring this event.
The key to My Comancheria Institute is our local chapters that meet regularly -- weekly or monthly -- with scheduled programs for study and discussion. Our speaker's bureau provides subject specialists, academics, and independent scholars for presentations and discussions. Many local history museums are hosting chapters in their communities.
Chapters are forming now. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.
My Comancheria Institute is developing educational curriculum for children, youth, and adults to be used by our local chapters.
In 2018, we filmed a number of interviews with descendants of Quanah Parker, as well as others. These are in the editing stage. Filming is continuing.