Friday, August 9, 2013

The Astin Clothes Have a New Home

Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
For many years the Brazos Heritage Society has been in possession of clothing that once belonged to the Astin family, some of which were recently part of an exhibit at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.  Unfortunately, many of the items were deteriorating and others required restoration.  Efforts to secure grant funding to restore the clothing items were unsuccessful, and the Society’s treasury lacked sufficient financial resources to pay for the restoration.

After months of review options, the society has entered into a long term loan agreement with the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in McKinney, Texas.  This appears to be a good place for the clothing, as the Center has a number of items that once belonged to Nina Heard Astin, who was born in McKinney.  The Center plans to secure grants to restore the items and then exhibit them.

Additional information about the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts may be found at the following website:

                                                                                    Nat Hilliard, Past President

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