Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Kirby-Hill House museum
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
The Kirby-Hill House Museum and Educational Foundation museum in Kountze has recovered from Hurricane Rita and reopened to guests on Thursday, July 12, 2007. The renovated 105-year-old, eight-room, neo-Victorian-style mansion was occupied by the family until 1990.
Educational program co-director Debra Brown walks past a curving staircase at the Kirby-Hill House museum in Kountze. The house is financed through grants, donations and usage fees.
Kirby-Hill House museum volunteer Sierra Cook, 12, of Kountze reads an etiquette book at the museum in Kountze. The house offers tours throughout the week.
Kirby-Hill House museum volunteer Paige Hasselbach, 12, of Lumberton crochets a pot holder for a friend at the museum. The house is also available for weddings, receptions and operates as a bed and breakfast on the weekends.
Please read "Mansion towers in Kountze for 105 years" by Fred Davis.