Upcoming Events 

For the last four years, members, volunteers, donors, and staff have gathered to celebrate Miss Smoot’s birthday and give thanks for the amazing community of people that make the programs and preservation of Flower Hill possible. 

 

Miss Smoot always used to say, “Adventure is any inconvenience taken in the right spirit.” 

 

This year, with that spirit of adventure in mind, we invite you to join us virtually for an evening of giving and gratitude as we celebrate the people and passion that make Flower Hill possible. 

 

This year Ever as Ever will include inspiring stories, highlights from our year, and a special curated “Letter Box” containing mementos and memories from the Flower Hill collection. Letter Boxes will be available for curbside pick up or home delivery the week December 7th. A special event link will be emailed to you on the morning of December 13th, Miss Smoot’s birthday, and it will contain some surprise guest appearances and a collective toast to celebrate our accomplishments. 

 

We hope you can join us on the 13th as we give thanks for YOU! 

 

If you wish to support our development in 2021 but do not wish to receive the Ever as Ever Letter Box and event link, you can simply make a donation to our Annual Campaign. 

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Porch 

Picnic

Stories from Stealing Baby Jesus

With author Bernadette Nason

Join local author Bernadette Nason for an author talk with readings from her new book, Stealing Baby Jesus.

Saturday, December 5th @ 1:00pm

You must RSVP in advance. Please email info@flowerhillfoundation.org to reserve a seat. 

Bernadette Nason

is an award-winning actor, voice-over artist, and professional storyteller. Born in Winchester, UK, she worked for many years in London, fifteen months in Libya, and five years in Dubai. She currently lives in Austin, Texas. More details can be found on her website: bernadettenason.com.

Past Events 

Curated 

A well-crafted book club

Cultivating community and artistic experiences through reading.

$50 yearly membership.

5 Books.

8 curated evenings, virtually or at Flower Hill, with sips and small bites.

Curated is dedicated to cultivating community and artistic experiences through reading.

 

Every month we will come together to discuss not only a chosen book but also a curated list of artistic experiences in Austin that complement the themes of the book. Curated experiences will include local/virtual gallery exhibits, podcasts, touring/digital performances, workshops, recipes, music, and more.

 

Curated meets the last Tuesday of the month from 6:30—8:30pm.

Our first meeting is 5/26/20.

 

$50 yearly membership.

5 Books.

8 curated evenings, virtually or at Flower Hill, with sips and small bites.

 

The first meeting will be a virtual meeting offered through Zoom. Participants will receive a detailed welcome letter with instructions and resources to participate. Zoom is free, easy to use, and works with PC and Mac operating systems.  ​

Writing Your Family History 

With Rosa Walston Latimer

Sunday, April 26th, 2020 — Part One — 2:00-4:30pm 

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 — Part Two — 2:00-4:30pm 

$75

Must RSVP to attend 

Ticket price includes the two workshop sessions and an additional 30-minute individual consultation with Rosa Latimer.  

The virtual workshop will be offered through Zoom. Participants will receive a detailed welcome letter with instructions and resources to participate. Zoom is free, easy to use, and works with PC and Mac operating systems.  

 

The two-part virtual workshop is led by Flower Hill's 2020 Artist-In-Residence, Rosa Walston Latimer, and will provide practical tools to help you:​

  • Organize information

  • Keep your story on track

  • Stay true to your purpose

  • Interpret truth vs. rumor

  • Write your family history 

Rosa Walston Latimer, who lives in Austin, is the award-winning author of a series of books about the establishment of Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad: Harvey Houses of Texas, Harvey Houses of New Mexico and Harvey Houses of Kansas, which received a “Kansas Notable Book Award” in 2016.

 

In addition to her writing career, Latimer is a writing consultant and instructor. She contributes regularly to a national magazine, has edited both print and online newspapers and was supervising director for a nationally syndicated children’s television program. Latimer has taught memoir and non-fiction writing at the annual West Texas Writers' Academy at West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas.

Ever as Ever

 

Happy Birthday, Miss Smoot! 
Friday, December 13th

2019 
6:30-8:30pm 

 

This event is sold out. 

Please join our newsletter to receive updates about our events and programs in 2020. 

Ever As Ever, Flower Hill's annual fundraising event will take place on Friday, December 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We are combining a celebration of Miss Smoot's 100th birthday and our fundraising efforts with, above all else, a night of gratitude to those who have done so much for us in the past year. While exploring the home, we will share an evening of spectacular food, delicious cocktails, and unique experiences in celebration of the Smoot family and the vital role they still play in Austin today.

On display for viewing and purchase will be works by painter Valerie Fowler, Flower Hill’s first artist-in-residence.

 

There will be a short presentation at 7:30 with updates on the year’s accomplishments and on how our journey continues to ensure that Flower Hill stays a vibrant part of W. 6th as it has for over 140 years. Tickets include food and drink.


Limited tickets—Must RSVP to attend. 
 

Event Address:     

1316 W. 6th Street Austin, Texas 78703 

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO parking on-site for this event.Accessible parking and access information available upon request.

 

Parking Address:  

1312 W. 6th St Austin TX 78703

The West Side Village Parking Lot located just east of the front gate entrance to Flower Hill on the corner of W 6th and Winflo Street.

 

 

Miss Jane Smoot on the front porch of Flower Hill. 1920s

Grand Opening
Garden Party

Hosted at Flower Hill 
Sunday, November 10th, 2019
2-5pm 

Join us in celebrating the 142nd anniversary of Flower Hill and the opening of our urban homestead museum! Gates open at 2pm and the programmed event begins at 2:30pm. 

 

Event Address:     

1316 W. 6th Street Austin, Texas 78703 

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO parking on-site for this event. Accessible parking and access information available upon request.

 

Parking Address:  

1312 W. 6th St Austin, TX 78703

The West Side Village Parking Lot located just east of the front gate entrance to Flower Hill on the corner of W 6th and Winflo Street.



Valerie Fowler's Art at Flower Hill
On View 11/10—12/13 
Artist-in-Residence 2018

Encore performance of the Flower Hill "Crankie" during the Garden Party on 11/10 with Brian Beattie & Valerie Fowler + Special Guest.

 

"Water Feature" by Valerie Fowler—part of her Art at Flower Hill series. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and Women and Their Work.
 



Artist Talk
Robert Melton 

Thursday, November 7th
6-8pm — Talk begins at 6:30pm

2019

Hosted at The MAW Gallery
1214 W 6th St #113, Austin, TX 78703
$15 suggested donation benefiting The Flower Hill Foundation

Limited tickets—Must RSVP to attend. 

Join us in celebrating the 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Robert Melton and his Flower Hill inspired film — Palimpsest. 

 

​"Palimpsest" by Robert Melton —Flower Hill Artist-in-Residence 2019

1316 W. 6th Street Austin Texas 78703 / Physical Address

607 Pressler St. Austin Texas 78703 / Mailing Address

info@flowerhillfoundation.org   

512-305-3650

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