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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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The official grand opening of the Texas Botanical Gardens will be held the following week on Saturday, Oct. 11th from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

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

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EIN #20-1111056

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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.

An Exciting Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Taking Care of Texas Founder, former First Lady Laura Bush, will keynote the Grand Opening of the Texas Botanical Gardens on October 11, 2014. “We’re thrilled to join in the Grand Opening celebrations. This project is teaching Texans more about our state’s rich environment and history, while spurring economic growth,” said Erin Franz, Executive Director of Taking Care of Texas. Founded by Mrs. Bush to further conservation efforts across the state, Taking Care of Texas has been a key collaborator and partner to the Texas Botanical Gardens & Native American Interpretive Center since 2011.

Mrs. Bush joins an outstanding line up of speakers including Congressman Michael Conaway and Michael McCullough from The Meadows Foundation. We’re excited to welcome Mrs. Bush to Goldthwaite for a very important day in its history!

Photo of former First Lady Laura Bush.