KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
February 5, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
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.
Photos: Veronica Miko
Public Tours Resume
Starting this weekend, and the first weekend of the month, the homes at the Heritage Park will be open and resume public tours.
The Katy Heritage Park is located at 5990 George Bush Drive off of Avenue D. Although many locations operated by the society were closed due to the pandemic, the park remained open.
“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.
“We will be following the state of Texas guidelines for museums and libraries,” says Davitz. All visitors will be asked to not touch items and displays, and doors between rooms will be kept open.
Visitors will also be required to wear face coverings.
“We’ve moved some of our museum items behind glass displays so that displays can be cleaned easily between visitors,” explains Davitz. “We’ve had a generous donation of individual hand sanitizers so we will be offering a bottle of hand sanitizer to each family that comes as well.”
Volunteers have been busy vacuuming, dusting, and even hand-washing curtains and rugs ahead of the re-opening.
The Katy Heritage Society is the oldest non-profit organization in Katy.
“Our mission is to preserve and protect Katy history,” says Davitz.
Currently, the homes will be open on a modified schedule starting this weekend, February 6 and 7 from 12 – 4 p.m.
Follow their website for updates and to learn more about the organization.
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. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society Seeks Community Support, Membership
The Katy Heritage Society depends on 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.