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A Prairie Experience V - 2014

Mark Saturday, Oct. 4th 2014 on your calendars and plan to join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the 5th Annual Legacy Plaza fundraising dinner to develop the Texas Botanical Gardens and Native American Interpretive Center in downtown Goldthwaite
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We are proud to announce that this will be the first of what we hope are many events hosted in The Gardens themselves. Visit our Gardens Progress page to keep up with the construction process.

Contact Jan Fischer to make your reservation or to request more information.
Tel : (325) 642-7527
E-Mail : lhtngwmn@centex.net

Can't make it to the event? Support the project with a donation.
EIN #20-1111056

Welcome to Legacy Plaza, a cultural and educational center now under development in the heart of Texas that will honor and celebrate early Native-American history and life and highlight their dependence on the region's native plants and waterways.

Legacy Plaza, consisting of The Texas Botanical Gardens and The Goldthwaite Welcome Center is located on one downtown city block. The Native American Interpretive Center will follow in three years.

Design and construction of the town green and welcome center, funded with a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation in 2010, is underway. A fundraising campaign is in progress to develop The Botanical Gardens and museum in two phases. The Grand Opening of the Gardens will be Saturday, October 11th, 2014. Museum construction is slated for completion in 2016/2017.

Legacy Plaza Museum Annex, housed in a Sears Craftsman Kit House located three blocks away from Legacy Plaza is currently open to the public.

The Texas Botanical Gardens will be both a place of solitude and reflection, and the hub of a thriving social center. Construction of the gardens began with a ground breaking ceremony on March 26th, 2013. Completion is anticipated for May 2014. Follow the progress of the gardens on our Project News page.

Breaking ground for the Botanical Gardens.

Pictured are members of our project team and supporters. From left to right are : Mark Madeley, Executive Director Jan Fischer, Fred and Jeannie Porter Pyles, Board Member Grayson Wetzel, Landscape Designer Tab Ledbetter, Dr. Tom Graves and Board Member Carol Graves, Board Members Margaret and Foster Madeley, Board President Tommy Head, Architect Robert Jackson, LCRA Board Member Jett Johnson, City Manager Rob Lindsey, Mills County Judge Kirk Fulk, and Mayor Mike McMahon.
Image courtesy of The Goldthwaite Eagle.