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Education is a core component of the Austin Woman’s Club’s mission to serve the community and our members. To enhance our education mission, we developed the Chateau Bellevue Tour – guided by docents and supported by two accompanying publications: Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue and the teacher’s companion manual Windows, A Guide to Discovering the Treasures of Chateau Bellevue, which engages and inspires younger visitors to “live history” in the late 1800s.
Developed and written by Dr. Jenefred Davies, retired professor of Teacher Education at Huston-Tillotson College, Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue meets the educational goals set forth in the STAAR test used to evaluate skills for grade levels in the state of Texas.
Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue teacher’s manual, may be downloaded free and includes more information on the learning objectives and how to schedule a tour.
This booklet and teacher’s guide was made possible through the efforts and financial support of many people. It truly takes a village to conceive and execute a project and to the many members of the Austin community and Austin Woman’s Club who made this project possible an enormous “thank you.” Special thanks to Mary Padgett, Austin Woman’s Club President 2005 and 2008 for her leadership of the project and to the following for their generous financial support: The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Dr. Jenny Lind Porter Scott, Dr. Teresa Long and Bettie Girling.
Guests come from all over the world to visit the Chateau. The North-Evans Chateau is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm excluding holidays. During that time, visitors are welcome to tour. A private tour with the club manager or volunteer docent member can also be scheduled.
Each year, in the month of September, the Austin Woman's Club opens it's home for Museum Day. Make sure to drop by for a tour while visiting over 40 participating institutions in Austin.
The Austin Woman's Club provides financial aid through the granting of Scholarship monies. These funds, which the Austin Woman’s Club contributed, are currently administered by the Austin Community Foundation. In 1950, an educational fund was established to enable young women who are juniors or seniors at the University of Texas at Austin to complete their education. The Austin Woman’s Club Howson/Mohrmann Scholarship Endowment Fund distributes money annually to worthy students. In 2007-2008, three $2000 scholarships will be awarded.