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810 South Fourth Street
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 753-5166

A foundation that preserves and showcases four historic house museums and hosts multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.


Current Exhibitions

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Our newest exhibition, Coming of Age, provides a brief look into the history of debutantes. This exhibit explores traditional English standards while examining the transition into American practices with highlights of local Waco traditions.

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“Between the dresses and the music and the overall setting, I hope it transports people back to an Edwardian time”

- Jenni Opalinski

Highlights of the Exhibition include:

  • Music that will transport you to a debutante ball during the Edwardian Age

  • Edwardian fashions from the Heritage Collection representing attire worn at a traditional debutante ball

  • A look at how modern debutante balls today are still influenced by the traditions and customs of Edwardian debutante balls