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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Texas Authors Lecture Series Kicks Off at Varner-Hogg Plantation

By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation Curator

Last month, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site was pleased to host a discussion in the site’s new indoor programming room with distinguished professor and author Dr. Virginia Bernhard and her book, Ima Hogg: the Governor’s Daughter. Dr. Bernhard was the first speaker in Varner-Hogg Plantation’s Texas Authors Lecture Series.

Dr. Bernhard described what inspired her to write Miss Ima’s biography, as well as the different research sources she used for the project. She also shared some new information on Miss Ima’s life and loves from documents recently released from the Hogg Family Archives. She is currently compiling these new findings into a book on the Hogg family letters. 

After answering questions from the audience, Dr. Bernhard signed several copies of her book and mingled with guests, staff, and Friends members, making for an entertaining and informational afternoon.

For information on upcoming lectures, please visit our events calendar. Varner-Hogg Plantation is located approximately 60 miles south of Houston and is part of the Texas Independence Trail Region.

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