Fort Bend Museum hosts ‘To Grandmother’s House We Go: A 1950s-era Moore Family Christmas’ candlelight tour featuring: (front row, l;r) Joyce Lolley, Alycia Gorman, Dottie Allen, Rosemary Buddecke, Robin Burkhardt, (middle row) Austa Sue Kelly, Letha Wood, Gay Chavez, (back row) Beverly Baumann, Claire Rogers and Tom Gorman.

Join the Fort Bend Museum Docents on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 for the annual Candlelight Tours of the 1883 John M. Moore home. This year’s theme is “To Grandmother’s House We Go: A 1950s-era Moore Family Christmas.”

“The Moores had grandchildren in the 1950s, so the kids were going to grandmother’s house,” said Candlelight Tours Chairman Letha Wood.

Guests are invited to experience the sights and sounds of a mid-century Christmas during this year’s tours, and each room in the historic home will be decorated with all the trimmings of the season. Complimentary wassail and cookies will also be served. Tours will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 4 and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 5. Group tours can be arranged during regular Museum hours in the month of December.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children. For more information, visit or call 281-342-6478. The Fort Bend Museum is located at 500 Houston Street in Richmond. The annual Candlelight Tours are sponsored by the Fort Bend Museum Docents and all proceeds benefit the educational and preservation efforts of the Fort Bend Museum.


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