Fort Bend Museum

We made the most of mum being here to visit a local museum.  
My two men folk would hate having to do anything remotely museum-ish.

I drove the 20 minutes down the road to Richmond to the Fort Bend Museum.


Mum and I were the only two people on the tour and we got taken 
round 2 hours early as they were going to a meeting. 
I like to think it was because I asked about the tour in my best British accent!!


It looks like it stands on acres of land but
the "Moore" house literally stands in the middle of town 
and you can walk around the outskirts property in about 5 minutes.

The house was built in 1883 by John M. Moore (1862-1940) for his bride, Lottie Dyer. A prosperous rancher, Moore served in the state legislature and, from 1905, served in the U.S. Congress. Following his 1905 election, he remodelled the home from its original Victorian design to a neo-classical style popular in the early 20th century. Richmond's First Baptist Church was founded in the house and noted politicians and cattlemen often visited.

After the tour etc we went for lunch in another local town called Fulshear.  


Fulshear was established on July 16, 1824 by a land grant of Mexico to Churchill Fulshear. Churchill Fulshear was one of Stephen F. Austin’s original Old Three Hundred.

It was a good "Girlie" day out.

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  1. And there you have #5 on the scavenger hunt list.

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