Robert Sterling Long, Curator for the Franklin County Historical Association’s Art Collection, will provide information about the works and artists in the FCHA Collection at the Monday, November 4, 2019 regular meeting, to be held at the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.
Donated over the years, the collection showcases artists who have lived and worked in Mount Vernon and Franklin County or have Franklin County ties.
Beginning in the 1860s and 1870s, an art community was planted in Mount Vernon. New generations of teachers trained artists who added to the life of the community over the next 100 years.
Long represents the FCHA in CASETA, the Center for the Appreciation and Study of Early Texas Art, and is also a member of HETAG - the Houston Early Texas Art Group.
Through these organizations, the FCHA Collection has been recognized, with this collection being the only County Association in the CASETA organization.
A director of the FCHA, Long has also served as the Librarian for the Wilkinson Texana Library at the Fire Station Museum in Mount Vernon.
The program will be held in the Cotton Belt Depot Museum, starting at 6 pm. Sandwiches and cookies will be provided in lieu of the usual potluck dinner.