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The Winedale Story - Introduction and Index

"The Winedale Story" online exhibit is based on a permanent exhibit in Hazel's Lone Oak cottage at Winedale. The exhibit features facsimiles of photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, and artifacts drawn from the Briscoe Center's extensive Texas history collections.

Hazel's Lone Oak CottageThe exhibit describes the natural setting and the history of the Fayette County area that Winedale now occupies, the social and economic changes in the Winedale area during the periods of German and Czech settlement in the region, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and in the first half of the 20th century. It explains the crucial role played by Houston philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg in the development of the Winedale property into a museum site. And, it includes a look at the fascinating variety of music produced in the Winedale area over the years.

"The Winedale Story" permanent exhibit was curated in 1998-2000 by Lynn Bell and John Wheat of the Briscoe Center, and was designed and fabricated by Drew Patterson Studios.

Index to Online Exhibit Pages

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