The 1900 Galveston Storm Wasn't Just a Galveston Storm

There is no doubt that Galveston bore the brunt of the devastating 1900 storm, but a hurricane as strong as strong as that one cuts a wide swath of destruction. This evening at Brazoria County - West Columbia Library, This evening at 7:00 p.m., Amanda McKay from the Varner-Hogg Plantation will look at the 1900 hurricane as it affected Brazoria County. The Varner-Hogg Plantation sits on 66 acres along the Brazos River. With its antebellum mansion, pecan orchards and original outbuilding, the plantation is a State Historic Site dedicated to educating visitors about issues of class, land and race in the context of Texas and American history.

1900: The Hurricane and Culture in Brazoria County
West Columbia Library
518 East Brazos in West Columbia
Monday, October 26
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

In a similar vein, join us at the Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public LIbrary for a discussion of The Promise followed by a talk by Joann Click Robinson, President of the Hitchcock Heritage Society. Ms. Robinson's family as deep roots in Hitchcock and she will relate stories of her family and others who lived in Hitchcock at the time of the storm.

The Promise & Local History Discussion
Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library
8005 Barry Avenue in Hitchcock
Tuesday, October 27
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.