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Langdon Center - Founder

Dora Lee LangdonDora Lee Langdon was a composer, musician, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. Mrs. Langdon's love for music and the performing arts was well known in the Granbury and Fort Worth areas. In 1982 Mrs. Langdon purchased and established the Chrysalis Foundation to support music education and the performing arts. The center provided music scholarships to talented and deserving elementary and secondary students in the Cross Timbers area. The center, encompassing a full city block, served as a sanctuary for young and aspiring musicians until November 1995. The Chrysalis Foundation donated the center to Tarleton State University in June 1996, when it was renamed the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center. During Tarleton Homecoming Festivities in 1998, Mrs. Langdon was honored posthumously as Tarleton's Distinguished Friend.