Education

Education is a core component of the Austin Woman’s Club’s mission to serve the community and our members. To enhance our education mission, we developed the Chateau Bellevue Tour – guided by docents and supported by two accompanying publications: Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue and the teacher’s companion manual Windows, A Guide to Discovering the Treasures of Chateau Bellevue, which engages and inspires younger visitors to “live history” in the late 1800s.

Developed and written by Dr. Jenefred Davies, retired professor of Teacher Education at Huston-Tillotson College, Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue meets the educational goals for grade levels in the state of Texas.

Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue is included with the admission price of the tour. (See below). The teacher’s manual, may be downloaded free and includes more information on the learning objectives and how to schedule a tour.

Hours
Our office is open most weekdays until 3:30 p.m., Chateau Bellevue is closed on Sundays, holidays, and for private events. It is also closed the last week in December and the first week in July. Tours are scheduled only on Saturdays, through the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Admission
Admission is free, however special docent tours must be scheduled in advance. Discovering the Treasurers of Chateau Bellevue pamphlet may be downloaded free from the link at the left.

Educational Support and Thanks
This booklet and teacher’s guide was made possible through the efforts and financial support of many people. It truly takes a village to conceive and execute a project and to the many members of the Austin community and Austin Woman’s Club who made this project possible an enormous “thank you.” Special thanks to Mary Padgett, Austin Woman’s Club President 2005 and 2008 for her leadership of the project and to the following for their generous financial support: The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Dr. Jenny Lind Porter Scott, Dr. Teresa Long and Bettie Girling.