You Can Help Keep Texas History Accessible for School Children This Year!
Fire at the Museum
In April, just before the busy school field trip season, the Fort Bend Museum caught on fire. Smoke billowed through the offices, up the air ducts and into the gift shop. The site was closed for two months. Donor contributions like yours keep the doors open.
Flooding at the Park
Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas in August 2017. The Visitor Center at the George Ranch Historical Park was flooded during the deluge, school field trips were cancelled for months and the community worked together toward disaster recovery. Your support helps keep us afloat.
Closed for Repairs
The DeWalt Heritage Center was also closed for two months while the Dew House received necessary structural repairs. No tours were allowed to take place during this time due to safety restrictions. Following Hurricane Harvey, the home was again closed to tours for several weeks. You keep Texas history accessible to young minds by supporting the Fort Bend History Association.
Your past gifts have kept Texas history alive and well. Children, seniors, families and visitors alike have toured historic homes, watched cowboy demonstrations and learned how Fort Bend County was built. Your generosity has helped to keep the past from disappearing!
We need your help again.
At this time last year, our community was experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Homes were destroyed, families were displaced and schools were closed. School field trips were cancelled and children missed out on an opportunity to experience Texas history first-hand. For the third year in a row, the Visitor Center at the George Ranch Historical Park flooded.
On the other end of the disaster spectrum, last spring just before the busiest school field trip season of the year, the Fort Bend Museum building caught on fire. Smoke billowed through the offices, up the air ducts and into the gift shop. The site was closed for two months.
(And we don’t even want to tell you about the smell from the dead raccoon in the flooded ductwork under the house that shut down tours at the DeWalt Heritage Center for three months!)
Across the board, our resources are drained and MUST be replenished. A gift from you today will make a big impact. With school starting this month, your gift will ensure that thousands of school children get the hands-on opportunity to discover Fort Bend County’s role in shaping Texas history.
You have already demonstrated that you believe in the history of our state and its importance to our community. Will you give $127 now or will you pledge $17 a month for the next year to help reach a goal of $30,000 for the Association?
Thank you for supporting Texas and Fort Bend County history. History marches on and your support will help us move forward, as well — keeping the past alive for future generations.
P.S. Future generations of kids won’t know their history unless you give generously today to preserve the past, educate the present and inspire our future. Will you give $127 today?
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