Saturday, March 12, 2016

Notes from Ima's 1918 Notebook

[After a page cut out of the steno notebook, the following page contains only this unidentified  passage]

If the people are to hold the key to power, if they would rule they must serve, and if they would be the heirs of time they must begin to think in terms of eternity.


[More symphony research notes]


Population: white
Philanthropic expenditures
Citizens in labor & industry:

Liberty Loan:
Amusement Exp:
Auditorium attendance:
Municipal position on board.
Co-operation or subsity for b. & o.?
How many band instruments available
Salaries of band men?
Uses of band?  
Highest exp. in U.S. for music? (or.)

       Ima, then president of the Houston Symphony she had helped to found in 1913, was on a working vacation,  planning to ask questions about orchestras in other cities.
         But something was about to ruin that pleasant trip.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bayou Bend Collection: 50th Anniversary March 5!

On March 5, 1966, a ceremony opened the Bayou Bend Collection as the American Decorative Arts Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

         “Texas, an empire in itself, geographically and historically, sometimes seems to be regarded as remote or alien to the rest of our nation. I hope in a modest way Bayou Bend may serve as a bridge to bring us closer to the heart of an American heritage which unites us.”
         --Ima Hogg, at the dedication ceremony, March 5, 1966.

Bayou Bend will be open for free tours on Saturday, March 5.

This event is free! Drop in to attend. 

Last admission to the house is 4 p.m. and last admission to the gardens is 4:30 p.m.