It’s time to put on that new spring hat and pull on your white gloves for the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Hats, Gloves and Boutonnières 12th Annual Fort Bend Spring Brunch. The festive fete, chaired by Fort Bend County residents Rachel Leaman and Martha Rutledge, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the home of Carlos and Maky Abello. The Spring Brunch benefits the Museum’s outreach efforts for children in Fort Bend County.
The Museum has worked alongside Fort Bend for several years, delivering outreach programming to low-income families living in the county since the mid-1990s. It has worked with more than 40 partners in the community to ensure that underserved populations get free access to the Museum and to raise awareness about the Museum’s family learning programming. Additionally, parents in Richmond, Rosenberg and Sugar Land have benefited from the Museum’s Parent Stars program, a school-based initiative which provides bilingual resources and support so they can increase the learning and literacy skills of their children.
With the recent successful completion of the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s Capital Campaign, plans are moving forward to bring a world-class children’s museum to the Fort Bend community. The Discovery Center is now scheduled to open in the new Imperial development in Sugar Land in the summer of 2016 with a look and feel similar to the Children’s Museum of Houston. It will occupy a 10,000 square foot restored building that will house six exhibits, including an additional outdoor space.
Group tickets to the 12th Annual Fort Bend Spring Brunch are available in sponsorship levels of $3,000, $1,500 and $750. Individual tickets are available for $75. To purchase tickets, contact Audrey Cortez at (713) 535-7210.