, 2022-12-09 00:25:50,
Heritage House Museum celebrates return after 5 years of reconstruction
Published 12:22 am Friday, December 9, 2022
The Heritage House Museum celebrated it’s re-grand opening and ribbon cutting this week.
A free reception followed with museum tours and photos with Santa Claus.
“In 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused damage to the roof and walls to the museum, the administration building and the William’s building, which we rent out for events,” said Adam Conrad, president of the Heritage House Museum.
“We received FEMA grants and insurance money to begin the repairs to the property.”
Conrad said working within the historical confines of the home slowed the restoration project.
“We have to use the right type of wood, and the home has to have a certain look,” he said. “It was definitely an arduous task.”
In the 1970s, when the museum was founded, photos with Santa Claus was a free event for the public to view the home decorated for Christmas in the 1900s era.
“So, when it was time to open,” Conrad said. “We wanted the ribbon-cutting to be in conjunction with the Santa Claus event.”
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