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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.

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Baylor Professor to speak on Early Texas Buildings Nov. 16

Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University, will lecture on early Texas buildings, including Waco buildings, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Hoffmann House. His lecture is free and open to the public. Hafertepe has taught at Baylor since 2000. For 10 years prior to that he was director of academic programs at Historic Deerfield, a museum of New England history and art. He serves as the chair of the Committee on Museum Professional Training of the American Association of Museums. A long-time member of the Texas State Historical Association, he has served on several program committees and chaired that committee twice. He is also a longtime member of the Society of Architectural Historians, the VAF and TAM. He is the author of numerous books and articles on such historic buildings as the Smithsonian Castle, the French Legation in Austin, and the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, as well as a biography of Abner Cook, the architect of the Texas Governor's Mansion.