Our 2015 Bulletin
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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!
SPECIAL NOTICE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS
We love Katy Heritage Park and we're so proud to have the partnership with the city that makes it possible to see folks enjoy it. If you've ever visited the park you know it has become a very popular venue for professional photographers. Unfortunately, we've had some loss and damage that requires the Katy Heritage Society to implement some new rules.
he historic structures in Katy Heritage Park are the private property of the Katy Heritage Society. Beginning March 1, 2015 they may be used as a venue for professional photography only with permission. Professional photographers (all those receiving compensation for photographs) will need to purchase a permit for this purpose and have it with them when taking any photographs with clients on porches, swings, chairs, steps or any physical portion of any structure in Katy Heritage Park.
Use of the structures without agreeing to the rules and acquiring a permit for professional photography is considered trespassing.
A link to download a permit application may be found below
As always, families and visitors taking their own photographs for private use are welcome to use our property free of charge
ONLY THESE PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS ON KATY HERITAGE SOCIETY PROPERTY:as of August 27, 2015
We urge you to use photographers who support the venue they’re charging you to use,
ask to see their permit