On September 29, 2011, the Brazos Heritage Society held a meeting at the Matthew Winsper Knobel Memorial Gazebo in Heritage Park in Bryan’s Historic District. Approximately 30 people attended this informative meeting to learn more about the activities of the Society.
|Beverly Myers, Linda Roberts,|
& Sheila Fields
After President Nat Hilliard called the meeting to order and introduced members of the Executive Committee, she called on a number of people to provide specific reports. Sheila Fields, Chair of the Research Committee, discussed progress on securing a Boonville historical marker. Her report was followed by Glynis Gore, Chair of the Heritage Park Committee, whose presentation was devoted to the status of the master plan for the park.
In addition, Linda Roberts, the Society’s Secretary, provided an update on the “Victorian Tea of Thanksgiving” scheduled for November 12-13. Beverly Myers, the Society’s Treasurer, updated those in attendance on the restoration project of the historic Astin clothing collection.
|Glynis Gore & Roland Searcy|
Tom McDonald gave a report on the work of the restoration of the Queen Theatre. The crown is in place now and is fully operational and a special lighting ceremony will be held on the evening of October 7, the first day of the Texas Reds Festival. Following his presentation, Treasurer Beverly Myers presented Tom with a check for $1,000.00 for the Save the Queen project on behalf of the Society. Additional information about this project may be found at the following link: http://downtownbryan.com/.
Henry Mayo urged those in attendance to come out for the 6th Annual Boonville Days – Living History Fair on October 1 at the Brazos Center. Additional information about this event may be found at the website of the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, accessible at: http://www.brazosvalleymuseum.org/.
|Tom McDonald & Henry Mayo|
Prior to adjourning the meeting, President Hilliard announced that on December 10, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, the Society would host a Christmas Stroll. Additional information about this event would be forthcoming. In addition, members were encouraged to sign up to assist with the Victorian Tea and Christmas Stroll.
Following the meeting, those in attendance gathered in the gazebo to enjoy a selection of delicious refreshments, to become better acquainted with one another, and to learn more about the work of the Society and the history of Brazos County.