On Saturday, March 4, the Fort Bend Museum will present its inaugural Brazos Cultural Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Decker Park in Richmond.
The festival is a new outreach event created to spotlight the many cultures that make up Fort Bend County – one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States. Families will be able to learn cultural dances, see and participate in heritage crafts, learn about important figures in Fort Bend County history and enjoy traditional music.
“We are really excited to bring the community together to educate children and adults about elements of their culture, as well as showcase those who have helped to make Fort Bend County one of the best places in live in the county – especially those whose stories have not been told as often up to this point,” said event chair Keely Knipling. “We hope that everyone from all walks of life will come out and learn something about the many cultures that helped to found Fort Bend County.”
Food trucks offering a variety of lunch options will also be at the event; a few of the participating heritage groups include the Czech Heritage Society of Texas, the Fort Bend County Heritage Society, the Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum, the Jewish Heritage Society and the German-Texas Heritage Society. Performances by the Fort Bend Academy of Arts and Dance and the Alice Nealie Junior Dance Company are also scheduled throughout the day.
The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Decker Park is located at 501 Preston Street in Richmond. The property, which includes two historic homes and the 1901 Richmond Depot, is only opened to the public for special events.
For more information about the event, or to participate as a heritage group or performer, contact Allison Harrell at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 281-342-6478, or visit www.fortbendmuseum.org for more information.