Telling Houston's Stories

Houston Heritage Luncheon
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Bayou Club
8550 Memorial Dr. 
Houston, Texas

Guest Speaker: Joanne King Herring

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A secluded and storied private club provided the perfect setting for this year’s Houston Heritage Luncheon on Wednesday, May 17th. Hosted by Co-Chairs Catherine Campbell Brock and Nita Vandiver Jackson, the luncheon and silent auction benefitted the work of The Heritage Society, which for 63 years has dedicated itself to promoting and preserving Houston’s history. Lemonade iced tea and cranberry spritzers were passed before lunch as guests perused the fifteen silent auction items. The tables were set with sheer gold overlays and centerpieces of multi-hued roses. Guest speaker Joanne King Herring brought her signature style and inimitable personality to the event, regaling a rapt luncheon crowd with tales of her childhood among the founders of River Oaks, their legendary homes and their fascinating (and occasionally scandalous) lives. In the audience was a veritable Who’s Who of Houston, including Annette and George Strake, Jr., Phoebe Tudor, Sandi and Michael Hajtman, Jo and Jim Furr, Minnette Boesel, Kathleen and Townes Pressler, Jr., Terri and John Havens, Harriet and Truett Latimer, Frank Vandiver, Patricia Hamilton Blalock and Christina Morales.