Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

An Evening at the Crystal Ballroom

Primary tabs

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Get ready for an evening of celebration at one of Houston’s most unique and historic landmarks - An Evening at the Crystal Ballroom!

On behalf of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission and John L. Nau III, Chair, Texas Historical Commission, we invite you to join us on Thursday, June 22nd, at the Crystal Ballroom at Houston’s historic Rice Hotel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the THC’s Preservation Scholars Program and the newly established Matthew Honer and Larutha Odom Clay Preservation Scholars Endowment.

This celebration is a unique opportunity for you to support the mission of the Texas Historical Commission, to protect and preserve the state’s historic and prehistoric resources. You will be treated to an evening of wonderful food, live music and an auction. All under the beautiful crystal chandeliers, and surrounded by the heroic murals, of the Crystal Ballroom, while supporting the THC’s Preservation Scholars Program….what could be better?


Thank you to our Sponsors for their generous support of this event and of the THC Preservation Scholars Program.


Take a sneak peak at our Live Auction Items - you can bid on one-of-a-kind experiences at historic sites managed by the Texas Historical Commission, view private history collections, stay overnight at the four-star Tremont House in Galveston and at the take a private tour of the newly opened Bryan Museum, experience a weekend of West Texas luxury, enjoy an evening at the 2018 Houston Livestock and Rodeo, and more!

For information about parking and hotels offering special room rates for this event, please CLICK HERE.


Table Sponsorship Levels

Diamond (Presenting Level—one)                                                          $12,500 (**Filled**)

Sponsor’s name as presenter and host on all print and online collateral; participation in event program; Signage at event; VIP seating for 8; social media; logo/name on the Friends of THC website; recognition at the event.

Ruby                                                                                                          $5,000            

Sponsor’s name on all print and online collateral; Signage at event; VIP seating for 8; social media; logo/name on the Friends of THC website; recognition at the event.

Emerald                                                                                                     $3,000           

Sponsor’s name on print and online collateral; priority seating for 8; social media; logo/name on the Friends of THC website; recognition at the event.

Sapphire                                                                                                    $1,000           

Table for 8 guests; recognition at the event.

 

Individual Tickets

Individual Tickets                                                                                     $145              

 

Gone fishin’—won’t be able to attend but would love to help! 

I am sending a contribution.

If you would like to pay by check, please print and fill out THIS FORM, and mail it to Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, P.O.Box 13497, Austin, Texas 78711-3497.  Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.  To purchase tickets by phone, call Reina Andrade at 512.936.2189

Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

909 Texas Avenue

Houston, Texas 77002