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Valerie Welch Bennett

Valerie Welch Bennett, museum curator. Grantee Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1992, Austin History Landmark Commission, 1992, 93; recipient Texas History Commission award for museum excellence in education programs, 1993.


  • Bennett, Valerie Welch was born on November 12, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Daughter of John and Dorothy (Newell) Welch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Applied Design and Visual Art, University Houston, 1989. Student Winedale Museum Seminar, University Texas History Commission, 1990.


    • Registrar archives The Battleship Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, LaPorte, Texas, 1987-1989. Curator O. Henry Museum, City of Austin, since 1989. Committee member Sixth St. Restoration, Austin, 1991-1993.

      Speaker Texas History Communications Preservation, Austin, 1993.


    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


    Judge for Texas Junior Historians, Texas State History Association, Austin, 1992, 93, Violet Crown Book Award-Austin Writers League, 1994. Member American Association of University Women, American Association State and Local History, Texas Association Museum (Wilder Graphic Design award 1993, 94), National Trust for History Preservation, Freedoms Foundation (president 1994-1996), Philanthropic and Educational Organization Philanthropic Education Organization.


    • Married Barry Lee Bennett, March 24, 1990. Children: Meredith, Laurel.
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    Born November 12, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1989
      University Houston
    • 1990
      University Texas History Commission
    • 1987 - 1989
      Registrar archives The Battleship Texas
      Laporte, Colorado, United States
    • 1989
      curator O. Henry Museum