At 10 AM on Saturday, Sept. 14, Fort Bend Museum Docents are scheduled to take an enjoyable step back in time to historic Sugar Land. Tour guides will be Tracy and Roberta Prater from the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation. This virtual tour will take place at the Gus George Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle and the public is invited.
Docent co-vice president John Baker reports, “The Praters will lead us on the historic walking tour using photos and video to transport us down the monthly Heritage Hike route from the Imperial Sugar Char House, up to The Hill, over to the historic Sugar Land Auditorium at Lakeview and back.”
The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation began as a coalition of citizens 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, which is “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 is another program in a series designed support and extend that purpose. “
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.