The Fort Bend County Museum docents are hosting their annual Salad Luncheon March 9, 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., at the Gus George Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas. The Salad Luncheon will take place in the foyer of the building with the program to follow in the auditorium. Members are asked to bring a salad and/or dessert. Guests are invited to attend.
“The Fort Bend County Museum could not do all they do without their volunteers. Those who do volunteer for the museum are known as docents. Docents hold bi-monthly meetings, volunteer for Museum events, take fun trips, and host the Museum’s annual Candlelight Tours,” said Felesa Baker, co-vice president, Docents.
“We are honored to have talented Texas history author and captivating storyteller Dr. Paul N. Spellman as our guest presenter in the state-of- the-art auditorium of the Gus George Auditorium following our salad luncheon in the foyer. Dr. Spellman will hold our group spellbound as he tells stories from his latest book, Austin’s Colony in Fort Bend: The Misadventures of the Good Ship: “Lively,” said John Baker, co-vice president, Docents.
Dr. Spellman is in his 15th year as Professor of Texas and US History, Wharton County Junior College, Richmond campus. He holds a PhD from the University of Houston, and has authored numerous books related to Texas History. These include Spindletop Boom Days, Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger, and Wharton Images of America. His many historical society memberships include Texas State Historical Association, Western Writers of America, and Fort Bend Historical Commission. A native Texan, Dr. Spellman is an Old 300 descendant. He and his wife Kathleen live in Richmond.
“After hearing our granddaughter, Kelsey, rave about her favorite professor’s interesting classes, we were fortunate to hear Dr. Spellman at the Masonic Hall during the Richmond’s 175th Birthday Celebration, in September. We are thrilled he will be speaking at the Docent’s meeting,” John Baker said.
Felesa added, “You will not want to miss this special program and we look forward to seeing you there.”
For more information, or to RSVP, please call Fort Bend Museum, 281-342-6478, for information.