We have so many great things in store for you in 2016. This Sunday, we're officially kicking off the new year with our first exhibit featuring local artist Fran Knueppel. If you can't make it to the opening, you're definitely going to want to stop by and marvel at her creations! But back to the calendar: We are super excited about the programs, events and projects on tap for 2016 and we know you will be, too. Our top six, in no particular order:
A Southern Garden Party
Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival
Our new outreach venture, this event will be held in Decker Park and will bring together the diverse cultures that were prominent in Fort Bend County during its formative years, as well as include the new wave of cultures that have helped create one of the most diverse counties in the country. This will be a fun, family-friendly event with food, drink, and entertainment centered around German, Czech and other cultures. May 21. Decker Park.
Texian Market Days
The Restoration of the Moore Home
Plans are underway to restore the interior of the 1883 Moore Home to its Edwardian appearance, which will bring the home back to the beauty and gracefulness of that era. Historically-accurate wallpaper, light fixtures, floor treatments and other furnishings will be carefully edited to provide the tour guests with an experience unlike any other in our region. The family of Congressman John Moore, including his wife Lottie and five children, will come alive again as guests tour the home furnished as it would have appeared during the years 1905-1910.
Lone Star Stomp
...and so much more!
Okay...we really tried to narrow it down to the top six, but that leaves out way too much. There's still Bites and Brews, the lecture series (the first of which takes place on Feb. 5 and features Virginia Davis Scarborough!), summer history programs for the kiddos, the Candlelight Tours, new exhibits and SO. MUCH. MORE. Stay connected with us this year -- we'd love to have you get involved as a volunteer, a docent, a member or part of the Fort Bend Archeological Society. We're looking forward to experiencing 2016 with you!
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.
Fort Bend Museum Staff