Do you have old yearbooks, pictures or memorabilia from the old Missouri City High/Middle School?
Fort Bend County Pct. 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage is calling on the community to help with the Missouri City Middle School Gymnasium Renovation Project. The building was acquired by Fort Bend County from Fort Bend ISD and Prestage plans to completely restore the building and transform it into a center for the community to use and enjoy. He also plans to include a small museum to house the history of the building and its place in the community.
Prestage would like to use photographs of the building from past years as the decorative theme for the renovated building and small museum. County libraries in Missouri City and Richmond will be the drop-off point for any items people would like to lend to the county to be scanned by professional staff.
Once the process is completed, staff will contact lenders to pick up their materials. The library is also offering lenders an opportunity to receive their own digitized copy of the photographs, upon request.
Copies will be kept at the George Memorial Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department for researchers to use far into the future.
Those willing to share images and/or information will contribute greatly to future generations; it is vital to the success of saving the history of the building and the community.
Items can be dropped off at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway in Missouri City, during business hours (Monday noon to -9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or to the Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library at 1001 Golfview in Richmond (Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m.).
For more information, contact Brenda Patton or Maurice Lewis at 281-403-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.