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Houston’s Only Smithsonian Linked Museum Celebrates 50 Years With River Oaks Bash

Milestone Anniversary Shows Health Museum's Unique Power

BY // 11.06.19
photography Wilson Parish

What: The Health Museum 50th anniversary gala

Where: River Oaks Country Club

PC Moment: Texas Medical Center Institutions joined in celebration of the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, as it is officially known. It is the only health museum of its kind in the country and Houston’s only Smithsonian affiliate museum.

As is tradition, Heart of Gold Award recipients were applauded for their contributions and accomplishments. Award honorees included medical legends and longtime supporters of The Health Museum: Jane and Dr. David Braden, June and Dr. Kenneth Mattox and the M.D. Anderson Foundation.

Heading the successful evening were chairs Katherine Strake Parsley and Brian Parsley and Kerri and J. Bridgwater. The led the evening to $425,000 in proceeds, a tidy sum appreciated by all and in particular Health Museum president and CEO John Arcidiacono.

PC Seen: Sarah and Jim Hill, Carla and Doug Fontenot, Janet and Dr. Don Collins, Alicia and Dr. Robert Jackson, Carolyn Farb, Dr. Ewan Johnson, Sue Trammel Whitfield, Louise and Bob Parsley, Ernie Manouse and Walt Zipprian, Stephanie Marritt, John Poindexter, Molly and Jim Crownover, and Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia. 

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