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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Dick Dowling Statue Ceremony & Greening of the Bayou
Helen D. Mooty is the Director of the Galveston County Museum. She was named to this position in 2011 to oversee the re-opening of the Museum at its new location, planned for the County Courthouse building at 722 Moody (21st St.) later this year. Museum offices have operated out of Shearn Moody Plaza since its former home on Market Street was damaged during Hurricane Ike.
Ms. Mooty has been a member of the Galveston County Historical Commission for many years. She is an architectural historian with a special interest in 19th century Texas architecture, where she has worked as a writer and consultant, providing research, documentation, and interpretation for historic sites and buildings. Recent projects have included the National Register listing of the 1867 Settlement Historical District, a Texas Historical Marker on Bolivar Peninsula to recognize Jane Long's courageous encampment during the icy winter of 1821-1822, and a monograph and photographic index documenting the work of late-19th century Galveston architect Alfred Muller.
She enjoys historic re-enactments and most often appears as Jane Long, "Mother of Texas." She has given her interpretation of Mrs. Long at the Austin Town re-enactment in Brazoria County, the ceremony for the unveiling of Jane Long's portrait at the Texas State Capitol, the Jane Long Festival on Bolivar Peninsula, and the SS Selma birthday celebration held in Galveston each year. Last year she was a speaker for the Jane Long Society lecture series and for the Laffite Society. Her treatise on Jane Long was recently published in the Bay Area Genealogical Society Quarterly.
Ms. Mooty holds a master's degree in humanities from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, received her bachelor's degree in mathematics at the University of North Texas , and has studied history and humanities at Cambridge University in England . She is a member of the National Trust Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has twice been named a Texas Scholar by Preservation Texas and the Texas Historical Commission, where she was a presenter at the 2007 Annual Conference.
Additionally the Greening of the bayou at Allen's Landing with the Slipperly Rock Booster Club and the Texas Army has been moved up to 10am on the 17th of March so that we can also participate in the parade at noon. Please add these events to your calendars.
thanks Larry Joe Miggins
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