Heritage, Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1992 Page: 26
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Exhibit Honoring Women
Opens in Dallas
In honor of the women who contributed
to the growth and well-being of a small
pioneer town called Dallas, Old City Park
offers "Women of Substance", an exhibit
examining the works and lives of several
turn-of-the-century women. Working with
cultural institutions such as Hall of State
and the archives of Temple Emmanu-El,
the exhibit includes a diverse group.
Women like Sarah Horton Cockrell, who
owned the first ferry across the Trinity
River, and Emma Ballard, who founded
Hope Cottage, remind us of the incredible
contribution women made to history.
The exhibit, located in the schoolhouse
at Old City Park, runs September 30 to
November 30 and is open to the public
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.; Sunday hours are from 1:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Old City Park is a nonprofit, historical
museum and is supported, in part, by the
Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.
Get in the Spirit of Dickens
on the Strand in Galveston
Join Marley's Ghost, Ebeneezer Scrooge,
and a host of characters from Charles
Dickens' classic works at Dickens on The
Strand, a heartwarming celebration of
Christmas Past on historic Galveston Island.
During the first weekend in December,
bobbies, Beefeaters, and hundreds of
authentically costumed vendors and performers
transform The Strand National
Historic Landmark District into a bustling
Victorian market fair.
Enjoy colorful parades and lively entertainment.
Savor delicious British food and
drink. Browse for unique Christmas gifts as
more than 200 merchants offer wares from
the four comers of Queen Victoria's Empire.
The 19th annual Dickens on The Strand
celebration will be held Saturday and
Sunday, December 5 and 6, 1992, with
special Friday evening events on Friday,
December 4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $8 per person at the gates.
Everyone in Victorian costume and children
under 12 are admitted free.
For more information or advance discount
tickets, call Galveston Historical
Foundation at (409) 765-7834.
1883 Norman House Moved
to Sam Houston Center
The W.T. Norman House has been
moved to the grounds of the Sam Houston
Regional Library & Research Center in
Liberty. After restoration, the house will be
utilized for exhibits and be open to the
public for tours.
After the house was moved on May 20
from downtown Liberty, David Hartman,
former director of the Lamar University's
Spindletop Museum, began supervision of
the restoration work. A grand opening
that will honor the Norman Family is also
The house, built circa 1883, was owned
by three families. It was probably constructed
in 1883 by Aurelia and Gilbert
LaCour, a member of the Liberty City
Council in 1884, who sold the house in
1887 to B.F. Cameron, who held various
county and state political positions. W.T.
Norman, a prominent Liberty attorney, a
member of the Liberty City Council in
1911, and Liberty County Justice of the
Peace from 1911-1914, purchased it in
1910. His family occupied and owned the
home until it was donated to the Atascosito
Historical Society in 1988 by Miss Edna
T. Norman. Miss Norman provided in her
will an endowment of more than $65,000
to restore and maintain the historic
After studying various possibilities, the
Society donated the house to the Texas
State Library & Archives Commission as
an addition to the Sam Houston Center
complex in Liberty. The Atascosito Historical
Society will supervise and fund the
restoration work and continued maintenance
of the home.
The Norman House is the latest addition
to the historical attractions on the
Center's Grounds, which include the 1848
Gillard-Duncan House; the Sam Houston
Center, an archives and museum of
Southeast Texas history; and the Price
Daniel House, located adjacent ot the
The Center, a part of the Local Records
Division of the Texas State Library is located
three miles north of Liberty on FM
1011, off of State Highway 146. It is open
to the public Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. For further information, phone (409)
336-8821 or write to P.O. Box 310, Liberty,
Sam Rayburn Exhibit Opens
In Austin in November
Original correspondence, speeches,
photographs, editorial cartoons, and artifacts
from the Sam Rayburn Library and
Museum in Bonham, Texas, will be included
in a new exhibit that runs November
1, 1992-March21,1993, atTheCenter
for American History in Austin.
Entitled "The House Will Come to Order,"
the exhibition illustrates the extraordinary
career of Sam Rayburn, Speaker of
the U.S. House of Representatives under
four presidents and one of the most influential
political leaders of the 20th century.
The Center for American History is
located at the Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2,
at the University of Texas.
The exhibit is open Monday through
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the
Center at (512) 495-4515 for additional
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