The Fort Bend County Museum in Richmond, Texas is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit: “Life In Fort Bend County Through A Camera Lens: Photos by Russell Autrey.” The exhibit will be open for exclusive preview by Museum Association members and invited friends of Mr. Autrey on Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm after the Association’s annual meeting at the Museum, located at 500 Houston Street in Richmond. The exhibit will be open to the public during regular Museum hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday & 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays) beginning Tuesday, January 31, 2012. It will run until mid-March. The Museum will periodically remount the exhibit with different photos from Mr. Autrey’s collection through 2012. Exact dates are still in development, but more information will follow.
Russell Autrey grew up near Bryan, Texas and moved to Fort Bend County in 1983 to become staff photographer for The Herald Coaster newspaper (now the Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster). His photographs have captured authentic reflections of the people, places and events in west Fort Bend County for nearly 3 decades. Many photos will bring smiles. Some will recall fading memories. A few will provoke somber memories of local disasters. All of them offer an engaging view of life in our community over the last 29 years.
Admission to the Museum & the exhibit is free to members. Admission tickets to the Museum (which includes the exhibit) are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (62+), $3 for children aged 5 -15. Children under 4 are admitted free. (Group rates are available.)
Museum memberships begin at $50 per year which entitles purchasers to the following:
- Free admission for two (2) individuals to the Fort Bend Museum, George Ranch Historical Park and Texian Market Days Festival.
- 10 percent discount on all purchases in the Fort Bend Museum’s Old Magnolia Gift Shop as well as the George Ranch Historical Park’s Dry Creek General Store and Dinner Belle Cafe’.
- Invitations to special events.
- Subscription to the Texian Gazette, the Fort Bend County Museum Association’s newsletter.
See the Museum’s Web site for further information on higher-level memberships and their associated benefits.