Room: Julia Ideson Building Norma Meldrum Room
Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Type: Women's History Month, Featured Event
Age Group: tweens ages 9-12, teens ages 13-18 years, seniors, adults, young adults ages 18-35 years
This evening will introduce customers to the Betty Jo Jones Collection, currently the only architectural collection at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center featuring the work of a female architect. Jones, born Betty Jo Lackey, was a 1947 graduate of the Rice Institute. Creating her own firm in the 1950s, Betty Jo Jones was one of Houston’s earliest female architects. Her collection is primarily comprised of architectural drawings for small residential properties, typically in the suburbs surrounding Houston. This presentation will highlight some of her work in the area, as well as her role in a male-dominated field. Parking is available under the Central Library building, with entry on Lamar Street. For questions, please contact Samantha Bruer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-393-1376.