May 8, 2006, representatives of the Fort Worth Museum of Science
and History gathered to honor the late Mrs. Ann Hooks. Many members
of Ann's family, along with several friends, were also present.
The Museum Guild hosted a luncheon which recognized the contributions
and legacy of Ann, who donated thirty-two years of volunteer service
to the museum during her lifetime. As a part of Ann's memorial gift
to the museum, "The
Alphabet Chair" sculpture by Sarah
Peters was presented. Ann's grandson Matthew unveiled the sculpture,
which was greatly admired and appreciated by all who knew and loved
Ann. Museum Director Van Romans spoke about how much Ann wanted
to encourage the arts and education through her gift to the museum.
There was no doubt in anyone's mind that Ann's gift will do that
and more for many years to come.
"The Alphabet Chair" sculpture will have a temporary home
at the museum for the next year until construction begins on the
new $65 million museum building, which will be built on the same
site. Once the new building is complete, a permanent location for
the sculpture will be decided upon.