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13 May 2014






A new museum of Texas Arts is scheduled for an opening reception on May 22nd from 4 to 6 pm. The public is invited to tour the lower floor of the museum that is located in the 1890’s King Russell House at 1425 University Avenue in Huntsville, Texas.


The museum property along with three additional historic properties is being donated to The Ethician Foundation by George and Sue Russell, which received its 501 (c) 3 status from the IRS on May 8, 2014 as an “Operating Foundation”. With that designation comes the right to receive tax deductible gifts of art objects or monies that can be used for the operation of the museum.


This initial donation to the foundation is the first step in designating all twelve historic properties between Sam Houston State University and the downtown square as a National Historic District under the auspices of The National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


The opening is timed to coincide with the 69th birthday of George Russell who hopes that the museum and future historic district will be a positive economic engine to draw tourists to Huntsville and enhance the city’s reputation as a center of culture and educational opportunities.


Another goal of the foundation’s board of directors is for the historic parts of Huntsville to be made more pedestrian friendly, especially the two block area between 14th and 16th Streets on University Avenue.


The Ethician Foundation will serve not only to enhance historic preservation and the arts but will, along with The Universal Ethician Church help to manage and maintain four “green cemeteries” covering 300 acres of wilderness as well as the current 25 wildlife sanctuaries and botanical preserves on the shores of Lake Livingston that are protected under perpetual conservation easements held by The Texas Land Conservancy and the Texas Native Prairie Association.



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