I got an update from Jackie James regarding the photo of her father and I.H. Kempner, Sr. taken when the shopping center opened in 1952. When her father retired, the Kempner family gave him a plaque of appreciation. (I didn't realize he retired in 1972. I guess that means Sugarland Industries ceased operation that year.) Note the same photo is in the lower right-hand corner.
Kempner appreciation plaque for Tom James.
Here's another news item about the Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center. Click the image below to read the article in the Sugar Land Sun.
Sketch of Sugar Land Heritage Museum exhibit space.
Finally, a piece of shameless self-promotion. (However, congratulations to the Fort Bend County Historical Commission.)
County Judge Bob Hebert presents the Fort Bend County Historical Commission the THC's Distinguished Service Award for 2016.