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A Love Letter to AstroWorld: From SWLA

Henning Cultural Center

  • 923 South Ruth Street
  • Sulphur, LA 70663
  • Website
  • Dates: September 3, 2020 - October 15, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Henning Cultural Center
  • Time: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. & Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
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The Henning Cultural House will host the exhibit from September 3rd – October 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The exhibit is expected to feature:
• Souvenirs/Gift shop items from all eras of the park's history
• Maps of the park from various eras
• Early concepts of the park's design
• Articles from various major events in Astroworld history
• Signage and authentic pieces of various rides from the park
• Photos, stories and private collection artifacts

The idea about the exhibit came from Trahan and a colleague, Donald Hayes, Second VP of the Pearland Historical Society in Texas, as they were discussing the possibility of including artifacts in a popular annual exhibit at Brimstone called, "Chaos Theory" art show. The two then discovered they actually had plenty of material to put together an exhibit of its' own. "After I mentioned the exhibit to some of our locals, we triggered some strong emotions of nostalgia. Southwest Louisiana is but a couple of hours drive-time from Houston via I-10, so AstroWorld was always a quick, fun, family or friends getaway destination for many. For people in certain age groups, it still holds a very special place in our hearts and memories. Even today, AstroWorld has a remarkable ability to bring people together!" explains Trahan.

AstroWorld opened in 1968 and was a seasonally operated amusement park located in Houston, Texas, and was permanently closed in 2005. For additional information please visit our website www.brimstonemuseum.org or contact Thom Trahan at (337) 527-0357.

About Brimstone Historical Society
The Brimstone Historical Society consists of the Brimstone Museum and the Henning Cultural Center. The Museum was established in 1974 as a cultural organization supporting the local arts and artists, and cultural preservation.
The mission is to exhibit and support the arts, maintain a strong arts education program and offers educational opportunities, and preserves the unique culture and history of the region.

The Museum is supported by individual and corporate contributions, sponsorships, grants and fundraisers.