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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.


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, Texas, since 1989. Committee member Sixth St. Restoration, Austin, 1991-1993. Speaker Texas History Comm.

Preservation, Austin, 1993.


Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.


The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.


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.

John Welch

Dorothy (Newell) Welch

Barry Lee Bennett

Meredith Bennett

Laurel Bennett