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Daughter of Fortune: The Bettie Brown Story

August 18 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm


Join us to discuss Rebecca Ashton “Bettie” Brown, a woman who epitomized America’s Golden Age and represented the changing face of the Victorian woman at the turn of the century. Born into merchant aristocracy of Galveston in 1855, she enjoyed a luxurious upbringing in Ashton Villa. Notably, she served various philanthropic causes throughout her life. helped care for the homeless after the Great Storm of 1900, and raised money for many children’s charities. Be prepared to discuss “Daughter of Fortune: The Bettie Brown Story” (Women of the West Series) by Sherrie McLeRoy.