Outreach Programs

In the Classroom...

Volunteers can come into your classroom to bring Katy history alive. Please call or email us to schedule a visit from our experienced outreach volunteers. They will come to you and bring stories, photographs, even powerpoint presentations that tell the story of Katy to students of all ages.

For clubs and organizations...

We can provide a speaker for your social, networking or business clubs and organizations. With a presentation tailored to your needs - we have addressed groups to discuss the history of Katy, the role of the Katy Heritage Society, the importance of volunteering, the MKT railroad and more. Please call or email us to discuss your particular needs and interests.

At the Park ...

Tours

We welcome groups to come tour our homes and can make arrangements to be open on most week days for special groups. The Wright Museum has many exhibits that students may find interesting and the Featherston house is an excellent example of early 20th century lifestyle. Please note that our buildings are well over 100 years old. They are not child-proof, nor are they ADA accessible. The MKT Museum at the depot on First St. is also a great teaching resource and available for student tours. Tour groups must be limited to no more than 10 children at one time, and at least two adults must accompany each group. We recommend that to share Katy history with young students you may want to just spend some time walking around the park, reading the historical markers and looking at the houses from the outside. There is a large lawn area and covered bandstand where you can eat lunch and children can play.

Special Events

Our park is a great backdrop for special events. Award ceremonies, scouting ceremonies and other youth events have utilized the bandstand for these events. The Stockdick house is available for rent for

Projects

We have projects that can help us and help educate older students about Katy History. We have many documents that students can transcribe into word documents, special research projects, oral history projects and opportunities for students to earn service hours while working as docents at the park. An adult is always present when any students volunteer at the park and it is a comfortable and safe way for students to meet the requirements for honor societies or other groups. Scouts have earned their highest ranks by completing projects at our park, we're grateful for thier contributions and are honored to participate in this kind of program.

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