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Rockdale in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Matinee Musical Club

 
 
Matinee Musical Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Matinee Musical Club Marker
Inscription.  In January 1909, Mary Ann (Coffield) Perry organized the Matinee Musical Club on the front porch of her home at this site. Pearl Cauthon served as the first president of the club, which met regularly to study and perform music. Yearbooks document annual themes, including classical music, and Texas women and American composers. The 1916 yearbook shows the club mascot, George Sessions Perry, who became a noted Texas writer. The group, active in both the Texas and National Federations of Music Clubs, continues to share and study music, bringing culture and art to its members and to Rockdale through annual programs and regular meetings.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13431.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainment.
 
Location. 30° 39.504′ N, 97° 0.009′ W. Marker is in Rockdale, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is at the intersection of East Davilla Avenue and Green Street, on the left
Sub-Marker to Matinee Musical Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Sub-Marker to Matinee Musical Club Marker
Texas Federation of Music Clubs
Presidents
1991-1993 Alma Doss
2003-2005 Gloria Thrasher
Matinee Musical Club Members
when traveling east on East Davilla Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockdale TX 76567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kay Theater (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroads in Rockdale (approx. ¼ mile away); International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Jewish Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); La Recluta and La Escuelita (approx. 2 miles away); Site of the Mission San Ildefonso (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores (approx. 7.1 miles away); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockdale.
 
Matinee Musical Club Organizer's Home image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. Matinee Musical Club Organizer's Home
Marker is near center of picture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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