A number of activities and topics of interest are included in the blog posts below. For educational curriculum enhancers on Texas history, visit the Fort Bend Connection page.
In honor of #MuseumSelfieDay, here are our top recommendations for infusing Fort Bend County history into your next selfie!
Historic downtown Rosenberg is home to a burgeoning arts scene — and the murals depicting historic scenes make fantastic backgrounds!
LOCATION: in Rosenberg: Avenues F, G & H and 2nd, 3rd & 4th Streets
Imperial Sugar Kettle
This kettle is more than 100 years old and is a replica of the sugar boiling kettle that in 1794 produced the first granulated sugar in the United States.
LOCATION: 198 Kempner Street in Sugar Land
In 1865, enslaved people from the Palmer Plantation gathered underneath the spreading boughs of this live oak tree and learned that slavery had been abolished in Texas.
LOCATION: Misty Hollow Drive in Missouri City
Mirabeau Lamar Statue
Unveiled in 1936, this statue of Texas’ second president stands in front of the historic 1909 Fort Bend County Courthouse. (Also a great place to take a selfie!)
LOCATION: 401 Jackson Street in Richmond
Long Point Depot & Schendel House
August Schendel founded the town of Needville around 1892. His home and the Long Point Depot have been moved into the center of town and been recently renovated...so you get two beautiful backgrounds in one!
LOCATION: 8903 Line Street in Needville
The 1883 Moore Home
Of course, we couldn't leave out the 1883 Moore Home here at the Fort Bend Museum! Four generations of the Moore family, including Congressman John and Lottie Moore, lived in the home. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
LOCATION: 500 Houston Street in Richmond
This information originated as part of the Fort Bend History Association's traveling exhibit panels.
Funding has been provided to the Fort Bend History Association from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
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