Second Annual Southern Garden Party Honoring Virginia Scarborough and Jess Stuart

Make plans to join an old-fashioned Southern Garden Party on Saturday, May 13th from 3 to 6 pm at the Fort Bend Museum’s 1883 historic Moore Home. Enjoy delicious food, signature cocktails, live music, silent auction, outdoor festivities and more! The Moore Home is located at 406 South Fifth Street in Richmond.

The Southern Garden Party committee chose 2017 honorees Virginia Scarborough and Jess Stuart because they both have familial ties to the first settlers in Fort Bend County, and both are passionate about the history of the area and have spent years keeping history alive through their research and advocacy. The committee is very excited about honoring two people this year who are so respected and loved in the community.

Stuart was born and raised in Fort Bend County. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and is an eighth generation Texan. Scarborough is a sixth generation Richmond resident and a descendent of the original “Old 300” settlers.  Her ancestor William Little was the skipper of the Lively, the boat that brought the first settlers to Richmond in the early 1820s.

Tickets to the Southern Garden Party are $45 for the general public,  $40 for members,  $30 for docents and $15 for children ages five to 12.

For more information, call 281-342-6478 or visit