How has Sugar Land worked to preserve prison-related history?
  • The city is committed to honoring the history of the Old Imperial Farm Cemetery and the surrounding prison operation.
  • Sugar Land maintains the cemetery.
  • The City made significant contributions to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land, which was built inside what was once the Main Unit, known as Two Camp, where the prison’s black inmates were held. The museum has included an exhibit documenting the contributions of African-Americans.
  • The City worked with the Fort Bend Historical Commission to submit an application to THC for a permanent educational historical marker at the cemetery.  The marker was installed with a ceremonially celebration.
  • The Imperial Farm Cemetery was declared a Historic Texas Cemetery in 2007 in an application that was made in collaboration with the FB Historical Commission and approved by the THC. The City has protected and maintained the prison cemetery property since taking ownership.

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1. When did the city acquire the cemetery?
2. Why did the city acquire the cemetery?
3. How has the city protected the cemetery?
4. Has the city worked with local groups to honor the cemetery’s history?
5. Has an archeological survey been performed?
6. Have other surveys been performed?
7. Will future surveys be performed?
8. What is the status of parkland development on city-owned property surrounding the cemetery?
9. How has Sugar Land worked to preserve prison-related history?
10. Is the city working to develop a museum?