Special Evening with Texas History at the historic San Jacinto Monument

Honoring Dow Chemical Company

The San Jacinto Museum of History Association’s eighth Special Evening with Texas History celebration on November 6 is sure to be memorable as guests celebrate the museum’s past, present and future.  The evening will remember the opening of the museum 75 years ago, honor The Dow Chemical Company, and will look ahead to the museum’s future.

The annual fundraising event includes a cocktail reception; gourmet seated dinner; music by the San Jacinto Central Chorale; displays from the 75th anniversary exhibit; and rides to the Monument’s Observation Floor for a spectacular nighttime view of downtown Houston, the Ship Channel and the Battleship Texas.

The Dow Chemical Company will be honored at the Special Evening with the museum association’s San Jacinto Star Award for its support of the Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies and the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment over the past decade.  Monty Heins, Dow Houston Operations Site Director, will accept the award and share Dow’s commitment to the educational mission of the museum.

“We are very honored to serve in the shadow of this great monument and museum,” says Heins. “Dow’s ongoing support for the San Jacinto Museum of History is founded on our intent to foster the historical significance and learning value the museum provides to the community, state, and nation.  Just as Dow has a long and successful history in Texas, we are proud to contribute to the continued legacy of the museum through enhancement of displays and the theater, as well as supporting the re-enactment and the great staff who work so hard at bringing the foundation of Texas history alive for current and future generations.”

“We are very proud of our industry; Dow Chemical has lead by example, from donating to the community and offering grant programs, to sponsoring this event,” says Deer Park Mayor Jerry Mouton.  “I would like to thank them for their unfailing support and applaud the San Jacinto Museum for making this happen.”

Proceeds from the Special Evening will support the archeology, conservation, exhibit, research and educational programs of the San Jacinto Museum of History.

The Special Evening with Texas History takes place on Thursday, November 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the San Jacinto Museum and Monument, One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by contacting Carolyn Campbell at the museum at 281-479-2421 or ccampbell@sanjacinto-museum.org.

“The San Jacinto Museum of History is filled with treasures displaying our national, regional and local identities, and showcases the history of Texas on the road to freedom,” says Mayor Louis R. Rigby, City of La Porte.

The San Jacinto Museum of History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the purpose of which is to collect and preserve significant materials relating to the early history and culture of Texas, its constituent ethnic groups, and the region, and promote the study of and appreciation for the role of Texas within American and world history through exhibits, publications, and educational programs.  The Museum places special significance on interpreting the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto, the period of the Republic of Texas, and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park and associated sites.

The San Jacinto Museum is housed in the base of the San Jacinto Monument; its exhibits provide an overview of 400 years of Texas history, from the Spanish conquest through the 19th century.  Driven by its mission, the Museum has acquired over 18,000 objects, 26,000 volumes, and 160 linear feet of manuscript materials from Texas and New Spain, the United States, and Mexico.

The San Jacinto Museum and Monument are located on the 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site near Houston in the Pasadena/Deer Park/La Porte area.  For more information, visit www.sanjacinto-museum.org.