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Brazoria County Historical Museum to host the Twenty-First Annual Father of Texas Awards Banquet

Post Date:04/11/2017 8:21 AM

The Brazoria County Historical Museum will host The Brazos Blues: The Twenty-First Annual Father of Texas Awards Banquet on April 29, 2017, at the Museum. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the evening's festivities will include a social hour, dinner catered by On the River Restaurant, a silent auction, and the awards presentation. The awards will be presented to three terrific individuals to recognize their contributions to and participation in our community.

This year's Stephen F. Austin Leadership Award will be presented to Earl L. Shipp, Vice President and Site Director For Texas Operations at Dow Chemical Co., for his demonstration of leadership, courage, and commitment. Arch “Beaver” Aplin III, founder and owner of Buc-ee's, will receive the Jane Long Pioneer Spirit Award for possessing an innovative vision as well as the conviction, courage, and tenacity to pursue that vision. The Catherine Munson Foster Memorial Award for Literature goes to the writer who has made a significant contribution through factual, fictional, or folkloric publication, to the public's understanding of Texas or Texans in the spirit exemplified by the late Brazoria County folklorist, Catherine Munson Foster. This year, this award will go to Houstonian Roger Wood for his literary influence in capturing the rich, historic heritage of Texas music.

Help us celebrate their achievements by attending the Museum's annual fundraiser. Individual reservations are $60 per person, or a sponsorship table for eight begins at $600. Proceeds from this year's Awards Banquet will support the Museum's mission to provide continued collection care, as well as present compelling exhibitions and innovative programming for all ages. The Awards Banquet is open to the public. Reserve your seats today by calling 979-864-1422.

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