Becky Rooke, left, explains the history of the Rooke House to members of the Beeville Garden Club during a Tour of Refugio on Tuesday morning, March 19.
Inside the Anaqua house built in 1902 is a 1905 Steinway Art Case grand piano. The piano is one of the sights on the tour of
Refugio offered by Bart Wales.
Members of the Beeville Garden Club file into the F.B. Rooke House, one of the historic structures on the Tour of Refugio offered and guided by Bart Wales. Becky Rooke was present and shared the history of the house and her family on Tuesday morning, March 19.
The Beeville Garden Club was treated to a Tour of Refugio Tuesday, March 19.
Bart Wales with the Refugio County Museum puts the tours on periodically for visitors interested in the history of Refugio.
Assisted by Tip Crutchfield, Jerry Smith and Lori Bellows, Wales took the group of about 25 to see the historic Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church and its archives, as well as the F.B. Rooke House and Ranch, Anaqua House and the Refugio County Museum.
The group also visited Blue Sky, Moya’s Cafe and the nearby Texas South Wind Winery and Vineyard.
Visitors interested in a tour should contact Wales at 361-646-9508 and leave a message.