Fort Bend Docents take virtual tour
Fort Bend Museum Docents recently took a step back in time to historic Sugar Land. Tracy and Roberta Prater from the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation were their guides.
Docent co-vice president John Baker reported, “The Praters led us on the historic walking tour using photos and video. They transported us down the Heritage Hike route from the Imperial Sugar Char House, up to “The Hill”, over to the historic Sugar Land Auditorium at Lakeview and back – all in air conditioned comfort.”
Hostesses for the day were Liz Stamey, Liz Gerstenberger, Joyce Senior, and Dottie Allen.
The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is working to preserve the historical artifacts, documents, and photographs that traced the evolution of their community from its early days as a sugarcane plantation into its modern era as one of the fastest growing cities in Texas.
The docents are volunteers who support the mission of the Fort Bend County Museum Association, “to preserve the history of Fort Bend County and the surrounding area. The Association strives to inspire and educate the public for the purpose of strengthening awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage for future generations.” According to Felesa Baker, Docent co-vice president , “This was another program in a series designed support and extend that purpose. “
The next meeting of the Docents, November 9, will be Dr. Marie-Theresa Hernandez, noted anthropologist, who studies historical events in Ft. Bend County. As always, the public is invited.
The Fort Bend County Museum Association has preserved and interpreted Fort Bend County and Texas history since 1967. For more information, please visit www.fortbendmuseum.org or call (281) 342-6478.
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