Historic homestead awarded grant for repairs Posted in: NewsLifestyle The Mary Christian Burleson Foundation has been awarded a grant of $158,968 by the Texas Historical Commission to repair and restore the homestead of Mary Christian Burleson. “We are honored and thrilled to receive this grant to move forward with repair and restoration of the homestead of the Grandmother of Elgin, Mary Christian Burleson,” said Sue Beck-with, president of the Mary Christian Burleson Foundation. “We are a small group of volunteers committed to Courtesy photo saving this critical piece of Elgin’s rich history, or in this case, our herstory.” “Mary is my great-great-grandmother and my family has enjoyed working with the Foundation to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!