Programs & Education
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
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.
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
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
Historic Design, Looking Back at the Lost Art of Building by
Brent Hull on May 25, 2011
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
The Best Little Workshop in Texas is funded by the Vivian L.
This years workshop will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015. For
more information, please contact Elizabeth Martin,