DAYTON, March 2, 2016 - Lakata Club met March 1, 2016 at the lovely home of Barbara Harris. Hostesses Jean Blackburn and Barbara Harris, assisted by Beth Harris and LaTeresa Glover served a wonderful luncheon and tables were beautifully decorated with spring tulip arrangements and cute crafted kites. This lunch and visitation time was obviously enjoyed by everyone as there was much laughter in the air.
Caroline Wadzeck gave introduction to Beverly Davis who presented the program about the newly opened Bryan Museum in Galveston. Beverly is an active member of the Galveston Historical Foundation where she volunteers regularly with all of their many events and is a docent at the museum. She gave an overview of the founder, J.P. Bryan and how he came to establish the museum which opened in June 2015 in the 1895 Galveston Orphanage building, which ceased functioning as an orphanage in 1984. He has painstakingly restored the building and offers his amazing 70,000 historical documents, artifacts, and art work relating to the history of Texas and the Southwest to visitors from Thursday to Monday weekly.
Beverly took us on a “virtual tour” room by room, highlighting some of the items. Her enthusiasm was evident as she gave her presentation and she urged each of us to make the trip to Galveston for a museum tour. As always everyone thoroughly enjoyed Beverly’s program.
The March meeting location will be announced at a later date.