A Southern Garden Party with tasty treats, signature cocktails, live music and outdoor festivities. The venue? It's the stunning Victorian classic revival plantation home, built in 1883 on 12,000 acres and known as the Moore House. Texas cattleman John Matthew Moore attended Texas A&M University and served as a United States Congressman (he gave the home as a wedding present to his wife Lottie Dyer Moore); the home remained in the family for more than 90 years. This year's garden party honors sixth-generation Richmond resident Virginia Scarborough and eighth-generation Texan Jess Stuart, both of whom have family ties to the first settlers in Fort Bend County.
3 to 6 p.m. May 13. 406 South 5th Street, Richmond. For information, call 281-342-6478 or visit fortbendmuseum.org/a-southern-garden-party.html. $15 to $45.
The bigger the hat, the better, and it always helps if it's the same shade as Easter candy. There's something fun about giving in to our Southern drawl, donning a seersucker suit, and dressing up in fuschia hats and parasols. It's all part of the charm when the Fort Bend Museum hosts