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museum curator

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Religion

The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

Politics

The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Barry Lee Bennett, March 24, 1990. Children: Meredith, Laurel.

father:
John Welch

mother:
Dorothy (Newell) Welch

spouse:
Barry Lee Bennett

children:
Meredith Bennett

Laurel Bennett