Speaker Event: The Story of Flower Hill and the Smoot Family

Please join us Aug.4th at 10:30am to learn about the Flower Hill Foundation and the historic Smoot family at the North Village Branch Library at 2505 Steck Avenue.  Presenters will be Robin Grace Soto, Executive Director of Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum, and Tabita Molett, Board of Directors of The Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum.  They will bring a “Smoot-case” filled with some fun artifacts about urban life in early Austin with photographs, Smoot family letters, and a few items from the Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum collection.  The presentation will include some of Miss Smoot’s footage including her oral histories.

The Flower Hill Foundation was established in 2003 and honors the late Jane Smoot’s vision to celebrate an Austin founding family of civil servants; preserve one of the city’s last historic homesteads; and empower, inspire, and engage the diverse Austin community of today and tomorrow.  For more information, visit: https://www.flowerhillfoundation.org