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Calaboose Museum hosts Interior Design student show

Date released: 02/04/04

SAN MARCOS – Marsha Durham, daughter of legendary jazz great Eddie Durham, will help kick off a show at the Calaboose African-American Museum featuring the work of Texas State University-San Marcos students.

The show debuts Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Calaboose Museum and is open 3-7 p.m. daily.

The show features work from students participating in the fall 2003 Interior Design Program under the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State. Led by Richard Gachot and Nancy Granato, students studied the Dunbar historic district in San Marcos and developed proposals in the form of drawings and models for the renovation and creation of three museums and a community center. All student proposals make use of existing historic buildings: the 1884 Hays County Jail; the Calaboose African-American Museum; the proposed Eddie Durham Museum and Park; and the 1908 First Baptist Church.

As a special addition to the show, Duham will attend the show’s opening, displaying original pictures of her father and related images of historic San Marcos. The late Eddie Durham will also be honored Friday during Eddie Durham Jazz Legacy Night in Evans Auditorium on the Texas State campus.

For more information, visit the Calaboose Museum at 200 Martin Luther King Street, or contact Johnnie Armstead at (512) 353-0124 or Richard Gachot at (512) 245-2408.