By Karolyn Gephart
A new location is planned for the 4th Annual Labor Day Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social in Friendswood on September 2, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm.
The popular Labor Day event will be held this year at the Perry Home Museum located at 109 W. Spreading Oaks in Friendswood.
As in the past, the ice cream social will offer free Blue Bell ice cream, cookies and live music by popular blue grass band, Wild River Trio.
The annual event is presented by Friendswood Historical Society, Friends of Downtown Friendswood, and Keep Friendswood Beautiful.
The first two years of the event, the location was the Frank J. Brown Museum at 108 Skyview Terrace in Friendswood. In 2018, due to construction in the area, the event was moved to Stevenson Park.
The Perry House Museum is a 19th century house, built and occupied by one of Friendswood’s first families. It is furnished with many period antiques, as well as some early 20th century pieces. Admission is free. They’re only open Saturday mornings by appointment. They’re operated by the same volunteer crew as runs Friendswood’s Brown Museum.
The 1902 Perry House is the oldest house remaining in Friendswood. Nathan and Mary Perry, with the help of her brothers, completed it in 1902. Some of the wood used in the construction was from trees felled by the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, according to the Friendswood Historical Society.
The Perry family provided most of the family furnishings for the home.
The community is invited to attend the family friendly event.
For more information about the events or sponsors, go to www.friendswoodhistoricalsociety.org, www.friendsofdowntownfriendswood.org, and www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/Keep-Friendswood-Beautiful/.