KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 8, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
For over four decades, the Katy Heritage Society has maintained and honored the town’s rich history The local non-profit group welcomes new members as they celebrate new leadership and make plans to continue work during the pandemic.
Photo credit: ChanBurton Photography
41 Years of Katy 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.
“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-elect for the Katy Heritage Society.
The Katy Heritage Park is located at 5990 George Bush Drive off of Avenue D. Although many locations operated by the society have been closed due to the pandemic, the park remains open. Public tours of the historic homes will resume soon.
“I’ll get the homes open by the first weekend of February,” says Davitz. “That’s my goal.”
Free Public Tours Hope to Resume Soon
Free public tours will soon be 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