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Limited edition 2014 Katy Christmas ornaments are now on sale. While supply lasts you can get yours for a $35 donation at the MKT Depot Visitors Center, the Wright Museum when the park is open or Limited Edition Antiques on Second Street.
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The Katy Heritage Society was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1979. From our offices in Katy Heritage Park and through outreach projects we are working to protect and preserve the historic resources of the Katy area for the use, education, enjoyment and economic benefit of present and future generations.
We own the historic structures at Katy Heritage Park; three homes, the Humble Mess Hall, old Post Office, tool shed/wash house and Tradition Bank Bandstand. We also operate the MKT museum in the old Depot and own the landmark Katy caboose. We're located in a city park but own our buildings and are responsible for all maintenance and the operation of our facilities. We also distribute educational literature and newsletters, take outreach programs into schools and private groups and have many projects. We couldn't do it without the support of the community. Donations, in-kind services and memberships are appreciated.
We open our historic homes at Katy Heritage Park free to the public the first weekend of every month; from 10-4 on Saturday and on Sunday from 1-4. We have interesting exhibits and displays on local history. HISTORIC KATY books are available for a donation to our scholarship fund. For directions or more information call us @ 281 391-2550 to speak to one of our docents when we're open - Come see us soon!
HISTORIC KATY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED
The Katy Heritage Society is pleased to announce Rachael Ruiz has been awarded the 2013 Historic Katy Scholarship. Rachael has received a $1,000.00 scholarship to continue her studies at the University of Houston at Victoria.
The scholarship fund is endowed by sales of the book "Historic Katy: An Illustrated History". When the book was published in 2012, author Carol Adams specified that all proceeds from sales were to be used to create a new Katy Heritage Society 'Historic Katy Scholarship' fund open to students of all ages.
The Society will award one scholarship each year. For more information see the link on this website and help us support this important fund by purchasing a book at the MKT Depot Visitors Center, the Wright Museum, Multiplicity on Avenue A or Limited Edition Art & Antiques on Second Street.
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The Katy Heritage Society has been protecting and preserving historic resources in the Katy area for over 30 years. It is important work and right now we have opportunities for new volunteers. If you've been thinking you might like to get more involved in the Katy community, make some new friends and do something important, we'd like to hear from you!
Docents - volunteers who work at the houses when they are open the first weekend of every month. Requires a commitment to work one 3 hour shift at least 3 times a year. You will learn about our local history, can sign up to do this with a friend and enjoy some time in our beautiful historic homes.
Thinking you don't have time? It takes only the time you're willing to give us, and your work will be appreciated by the entire Katy community and thousands of visitors. Please consider getting involved with the good work of the Katy Heritage Society.
If you are not ready to volunteer, please pass this information along to someone you think may be!
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