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Adult Programs & Education

The Heritage Society offers a wide variety of entertaining, educational programming for adults. Our programs appeal to different interests, and we offer everything from workshops and lectures to bus tours and educational trips.

Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series
The Heritage Society offers a variety of lectures each year to its members and the general public. In the past season we have hosted local historian Louis Aulbach, preservationist Anna Mod,
journalist Bryant Boutwell, library director Margaret Culbertson, state historic site manager Bryan McAuley, Fire Museum Director Tristan Smith, local historians Ann Malone and Dan Becker, local historian Marks Hinton, archaeologist Robert Marcom and wildlife photographer Kathy Adams Clark.

The lectures take place on the third Thursday of each month at noon in The Heritage Society Tea Room and cost $5 for non-members. You are welcome to purchase a box lunch at the lecture for just $10, or bring your own. Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the Kellum-Noble House. These lectures are made possible through the generosity of the Jerry & Marvy Finger.

Transcript of  Three Ball Parks: Pre-WWII Baseball in Houston by Mike Vance on May 15, 2014

Transcript of Historical Archaeology at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church by Ken Brown, Crystal Granger & Debra Blacklock-Sloan on August 27, 2013

Transcript of Houston Women: Agitated, Educated, and Organized to Create a More Enlightened Community by Betty Chapman March 21, 2013

Transcript of Captain James Baker by Kate Kirkland on November 15, 2012

Transcript of History, Emotion and Restoration: College Park Memorial Cemetery by Randall Riepe and Jenny Bailey on September 20, 2012

Transcript of William Marsh Rice and His Institute by Randal Hall, Lecture on August 16, 2012 made possible by Adept Word Management Inc.

Transcript of Jesse Jones, FDR's Secret Weapon by Steven Fenberg Lecture on June 21, 2012 made possible by Adept Word Management, Inc.

Building Arts Distinguished Lecture Series
The Building Arts Distinguished Lecture Series serves as a companion educational program to The Heritage Society’s monthly Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series, and  focuses on architecture and the building arts. Quarterly lectures are given by craftsmen, architects, engineers, and members of the building trade. These lectures will discus the design, art, craft, and construction of buildings, both historic and modern day. For more information please contact Emily Ardoin at eardoin@heritagesociety.org.

Transcript of Historic Design, Looking Back at the Lost Art of Building by Brent Hull on May 25, 2011


Workshops and Classes
Each fall the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park hosts “The Best Little Workshop in Texas,” a professional education program for teachers of Texas history. Educators hear Texas and Houston historians speak on a variety of topics including Hispanic leaders and the oil industry. The program includes hands-on resource sessions featuring a wide variety of primary documents from The Heritage Society’s Collections and Archives. Teachers receive lesson plans and copies of all demonstrated primary documents. This six-hour workshop earns professional development credit in Texas history and is certified for six hours of GT training by the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented.

This years workshop will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Martin, Education/Program Coordinator emartin@heritagesociety.org.
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