Did you know that Stonewall Jackson's chief of staff lived in Victoria? Would you be more surprised to know that the house he and his wife built still stands in Victoria today? Would you be even more surprised to know that on April 5-6, you have the opportunity to tour the house? Are you sufficiently intrigued now? Well, the story of Robert Lewis Dabney is just one of countless stories to be told during Victoria Preservation Inc.'s 27th Historic Homes Tour. Historic homes are some of our most precious, and at the same time, vulnerable windows to the past. Victoria Preservation Inc. was formed in 1980. Our first Historic Homes Tour, "Exploring The Past Through Architecture," was the next year. During the past 32 years, 143 houses have been opened to the public. This year, we celebrate 27 years of tours.

If you've ever passed an intriguing house and thought to yourself, "I wonder what the story behind that house is," or "I would love to go inside that place," then VPI's 27th Historic Homes Tour is definitely for you, says the Victoria Advocate.

Jeff Wright is Executive Director Of Victoria Preservation Inc. VPI is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. For ticket information, contact VPI at 361-573-1878 or at vpitx.com. Like Victoria Preservation Inc. on Facebook.