Our Journey

We are on a historic path.

There have been many milestones along the way.
Relive our many successes with us!

St. Mary’s Donates Land

February 13, 1997

St. Mary’s Donates Land

The building and land were donated to The Blackshear O.L. Price Ex-Student Association by St. Mary Catholic Church.

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Preliminary Planning Stage

July 12, 2003

Preliminary Planning Stage

Prairie View A & M University School of Architecture faculty & interns studied the house made an assessment of the house that began the preliminary planning stage of the Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center Project.

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Historical Marker

June 13, 2007

Historical Marker

A Historical Marker Dedication Program was held at the site of the Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center.

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Preservation Day 2008

February 8, 2008

Preservation Day 2008

The Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center was honored on the steps of the Texas State Capitol by Preservation Texas during their announcement of Texas Most Endangered 2008.

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University Presents Plans & Scale Model

February 28, 2008

University Presents Plans & Scale Model

The University presented the museum plans (drawings) and a scale model of The Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center’s finished look at The Blackshear/O. L. Price Ex-Student Association 2005 Black History Month Banquet. The next step, by Professor Norwood’s recommendation, would be to get site historically designated. Photo credit: Taylor Daily Press

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Grant Application

September 17, 2009

National Trust for Historic Preservation Grant Application

The association applied for a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Fondren Endowed Fund and the Thorne Intervention Fund and received $4,000.

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Texas Historical Foundation Grant

April 5, 2010

Texas Historical Foundation Grant

The Dickey Museum received a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation. An anonymous donor reached out through THF and offered $6,000 to the association for this project if they can match the amount by June 1, 2011.

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Dickey Museum Receives a Sign

October 22, 2010

Dickey Museum Receives a Sign

The BOLP Ex-Student Association, along with a few friends from the community, gathered to celebrate the placement of a painted sign proclaiming that the site had been deemed the “Future Home of the Dickey Museum.”

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Laser Scan of Site

November 12, 2010

Laser Scan of Site

In November 2010, Elizabeth Louden, president of CARMA, and architect Raymond Powell, conducted a three-dimensional laser scan of the site.

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Historic Structures and Preliminary Planning Report

May 13, 2011

Historic Structures and Preliminary Planning Report

Cultural and Architectural Resources (CARMA), LLC presented the Association with a Historic Structures and Preliminary Planning Report for the Dickey House.

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Dickey Museum Task Force Established

April 19, 2013

Dickey Museum Task Force Established

The seven member Dickey Museum Task Force Committee was established to see the project through to completion.

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Dickey Museum Commencement

August 5, 2014

Dickey Museum Commencement

The BOLP Ex-Student Association hosted a commencement celebration in honor of the plans to move forward with the construction of the Dickey Museum.

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USDA Rural Development Funding

September 3, 2014

USDA Rural Development Funding

The Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center project begin meeting with the USDA Rural Development State Office in Temple, Texas. An application was submitted to the local office, in Georgetown, Texas, to secure funds needed to complete the restoration project. Funding of $15,000.00 to Date has been donated to the Association toward the foundation planning and construction/restoration. Dickey Museum Architect, Mr. Raymond Powell, began working on foundation plans to submit to Eulenfeld Construction, the General Contractor for the Restoration Project.

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Taylor City Council Waives Fees

May 28, 2015

Taylor City Council Waives Fees

The Dickey Museum & Multipurpose Center renovation/restoration project was very grateful to the City of Taylor, Management & Council for a kind donation through Resolution R15-10, waiving The Regulatory Development Fees in the amount of $5,350.00.

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Site Map Presentation

July 13, 2015

Site Map Presentation

Prairie View A & M was given a Site Plan Map that reveals the Association’s Vision. (Map open for further suggestions & updates) The Site Map presented during the July 13, 2015 Dickey Museum Task Force meeting, is designed to be a tool for collaboration with the City of Taylor, in reference to the many ways that the City-owned vacant properties surrounding the Museum can be restored.

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Historic Structure Tax Credit Program

January 29, 2016

Texas Historical Commission Certified the Dickey Museum as a Historic Structure, making it eligible to participate in the tax credit program. Carma, LLC completed the application to pursue an official designation through a listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The final step to receive the tax credit.

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Dickey Museum Clean-Up

April 1, 2016

While Mr. Powell, the Dickey Museum Architect, prepared the Construction Manual and Specifications to be used in the Bidding Phase, representatives of the Praire View A&M School of Architecture, BOLP, and other community volunteers gathered to help prepare the site for construction.

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Dr. James Lee Dickey Cenotaph

November 10, 2016

A cenotaph marker in memory of Dr. Dickey to be placed at The Texas State Cemetery. The Memorial Presentation will take place on November 10, 2016 with a reception immediately following. (901 Navasota Austin, Texas 78702)

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