On Saturday, October 8, join the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation as they kick off their monthly Heritage Hike series. Presented each second Saturday of the month, the Heritage Hikes will wind through a beautiful, historic neighborhood, led by trained tour guides who will share stories about the people and families that shaped Sugar Land’s history.
Lots of special activities are planned for this first Heritage Hike on October 8! Enter a raffle for six great prizes, including the chance to throw the first pitch at a Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game. Encourage your kids to build a sculpture from sugar cubes, try your hand at cookie decorating, get an up-close look at antique fire trucks, and tour the SLHF open house featuring historical exhibits. And all of this is right next door to the exciting, new Imperial Farmers Market, open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Walking tours last approximately one hour and start every 30 minutes from 198 Kempner Street, (next to the historic Char House at the Imperial Redevelopment site near Highway 90, between Highway 6 and Brooks Street). The cost to go on a Heritage Hike is free for children under 12, $5 for children and teens, and $10 for adults. Proceeds benefit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Sugar Land’s history. In case it rains, the Heritage Hike and other fun activities will be offered the following Saturday, on October 15, 2011.
For more information on the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, the Heritage Hikes, and the October 8 activities, please visit the foundation’s web site at www.slheritage.org or contact Executive Director Eleanor Barton at 281-494-0261.