Unfortunately, he didn’t live to see the erection of his institution, being murdered by his valet, Charles Jones, and Rice Institute was constructed posthumously.
In honor of the self-made millionaire, The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park is showing ''William Marsh Rice: The Man and His Legacy,'' a collection of photographs and rare documents provided by Rice University and The Heritage Society’s Permanent Collection.
“This exhibit tells the extraordinary life story of William Marsh Rice — from his business relationships and the growth of his incredible fortune to his vision for Rice Institute and ultimately his sensationalized murder,” said Ginger Berni, the society’s exhibition coordinator.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 14. Continues through Nov. 4, 2012