New Exhibits to Travel the County
Coming soon to a community space near you: pop-up exhibits about Fort Bend County history!
Thanks to a generous grant from a community partner, the Fort Bend History Association is expanding its borders this fall with 12 brand-new standalone traveling exhibit panels. Topics include the history of the Fort Bend County Fair, agriculture, ranching, the Blue Ridge murder, Fort Bend County “Believe It Or Not” and more!
“We have produced traveling exhibits in the past, but they were bulky, difficult to transport and required quite a bit of floor space to set up everything,” said Claire Rogers, Executive Director of the Fort Bend History Association. “These new panels are so great because they can easily infuse a little Fort Bend history into any space, enabling us to connect with more community members and partners throughout the year.”
Exhibit Unveiling Event
A special traveling exhibit unveiling will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from at University of Houston – Sugar Land. All members and friends are welcome to come browse through the exhibits and sign up to host a panel for a month.
“As Fort Bend County historians, we are always looking for ways to highlight the rich history of our county and really bring it to life for residents and visitors,” Rogers said. “These panels will meet them where they are and, hopefully, inspire them to continue to learn more about our incredible history.
Partners from Gigi’s Playhouse in Sugar Land will assist with the unveiling of the panels and Jane Marshall Goodsill, former chair of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission’s Oral History project, will give a short lecture pertaining to the history showcased in the panels.
An email invitation detailing the time and exact room location for the unveiling will be sent out soon. You can also learn more about the traveling exhibit a fbhistory.org/traveling-exhibit.
Size: 85.5” tall x 35.5” wide
• Early Medicine in Fort Bend County
• The Blue Ridge Murder
• Agriculture in Fort Bend County
• History of the Fort Bend County Fair
• Top Landmarks in the County
• Best Historic Spots for Selfies
• Fort Bend County Cemeteries
• Ranching in Fort Bend County
• Fort Bend County Believe-It-Or-Not
• The “Fort” in the Bend