The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum displays artifacts, such as vintage farming equipment, to show Katy's history of agriculture and pioneering. (Courtesy city of Katy)
The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum celebrates a 20-year anniversary June 13. Opened in 2002, the museum displays vintage farming equipment, artifacts, photographs and antiques that exemplify the city’s legacy of pioneering and agriculture. Some of these artifacts include vintage automobiles, fire trucks and original signage from the J.V. Cardiff & Sons Rice Drier.
The Heritage Museum, located at 6002 George Bush Drive, Katy, is near historic and recognizable destinations in Katy—including the "I Love Katy" mural; City Hall; and Katy Heritage Park, where residents and visitors can see and explore restored historical homes. Mayor Dusty Thiele delivered a proclamation at the June 12 ceremony to commemorate the anniversary. 281-574-8618. www.cityofkaty.com/visitors/museums
Asia joined Community Impact in February 2022. As a features reporter, she covers the South Houston area, including the Heights-River Oaks-Montrose, Bellaire-Meyerland-West University, Katy-Fulshear, Sugar Land-Missouri City, the Bay Area, and Pearland-Friendswood editions. She studied journalism and creative writing at Missouri State University. Before relocating to Texas, Asia was a reporter for the Seattle Medium, one of the city's eldest African American publications. When she's not writing, she's likely trying a new restaurant, practicing self-care or traveling.
Thank you for reading Community Impact
Want more from CI? Becoming a CI Patron grants you access to an exclusive weekend newsletter and CI Swag. Your one-time or monthly donation catapults our mission to hire high-quality journalists and provide trusted news in Texas communities.