The Fort Bend County Museum Presents Docent Enrichment Lecture Series


The Long-Smith Cottage in Richmond. Photo courtesy of Djmaschek.

The Long-Smith Cottage in Richmond. Photo courtesy of Djmaschek.

As part of the Fort Bend County Museum’s docent enrichment program, the Museum will host a three-part lecture series focusing on its rich collection of artifacts and personal history. On Friday, February 6th, the Fort Bend County Museum’s Jessica Avery will present Life in the Cottage: The Smith/Bassett Family History, as it relates to the Long Smith Cottage. Shereen Sampson of the Fort Bend County Museum will then present The Artifacts and Architecture of the Long Smith Cottage, giving the audience a broader understanding of the architectural history of the house and its contents.

On Friday, March 6th, a lecture on Life on the Home Front in Fort Bend County will enhance the audience’s knowledge of the role of women from the antebellum years to the beginning of World War II in Fort Bend County. Joyce Kennerly of the Fort Bend County Library will speak about life during the Civil War, and author and historian Theresa Jach will speak on home front life during World War II.

On Friday, April 3rd, Robert Frost will present a lecture about the early days of colonial Texas with Gone to Texas: Austin’s Old 300. Wrapping up the series is Kaitlin Thompson, who will take guests on a journey back to 1830s Texas during a talk on the importance of living history interpretation.

Each presentation and luncheon will run from 10 am to 1 pm. The cost for each event is $5 for members and $10 for the general public. For more information and to make a reservation, call 281-342-6478.