KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
May 22, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy families can enjoy a free movie night out at Katy Heritage Park tonight, May 22. The Hollywood classic, “Tomboy and the Champ,” was filmed right here Katy will start around dusk.
Photo credit: Katy Heritage Society
Over 41 Years of Service
For 41 years the Katy Heritage Society has been dedicated to preserving and protecting Katy’s past by acquiring and maintaining historic structures and working to protect local landmarks. As part of their mission, the group hosts an annual vintage movie night event.
The Perfect Family Movie Night
Almost 60 years ago, “Tomboy and the Champ” was filmed in Katy. The film is a heartwarming tale of a girl and her calf. It is perfect for a family night out,
Get FREE Tickets Online
RSVP for FREE tickets online at their website. Katy Heritage Park is located at 5990 George Bush Drive.
The film will start at dusk. Fresh popcorn, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase (consider becoming a member for free popcorn.) Guests are advised to bring bug spray and chairs.
“If you have never been to Katy Heritage Park in historic Katy, Texas, it is a must see for anyone interested in learning a bit about Katy history,” says Adrienne Joy Davitz, president for the Katy Heritage Society.
Free public are available on the first weekend of every month. Docents will be available to guide guests and answer questions the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Guests can tour the historic homes and buildings to see what life was like for Katy residents in the early 1900s. Access to the homes is free and open to the public.
Check their website to confirm operating hours.
The Katy Heritage Society also operates the Train Depot located on First Street, which welcomes visitors Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Depot holds many railroad relics and historical exhibits.
The Depot is also home to a time capsule that was placed in 2008, and will be opened in 100 years.
Society is Always Seeking Volunteers
The Katy Heritage Society is always looking for volunteers to be docents at Katy Heritage Park the first weekend of each month. Volunteers work three-hour shifts, help open and lock the historic homes, assist visitors, and learn about Katy’s history.
Email them for information.
Society Seeks Community Support, Membership
The Katy Heritage Society depends upon public donations and annual memberships to continue its work.
Visit their website to make a donation or learn more about becoming a member. Membership is open to all Katy residents.