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Medieval Medicine: Welcome to the A-POO-thecary
January 12, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  If you’re just joining us on our slightly nauseating journey through the wonders of Medieval medicine, you may want to check out the first blog in this series. If you’re already on board, I promised you poop and it is poop you are going to get! I feel there is a Freudian joke there, […]

Sky Happenings In January, 2018
January 10, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

      The Great Square of Pegasus sets in the western sky. Taurus, the Bull, is almost overhead.  Dazzling Orion, the Hunter is high in the southeast, with his two dogs behind him.  Sirius, the Big Dog Star, is the brightest star we ever see at night.  Leo, the Lion, rises in the east.  […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
January 8, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

BTS – Wiess – Part 1: Upstream: Geologic Formation to Drilling   Too large to cover in one evening, the behind-the-scenes tour of the new Wiess Energy Hall is split into two sessions. Part 1 is Geologic Formation to Drilling. Part 2 is Midstream, Downstream and Electrical Generation: Pipelines, Refining and Power. Wednesday, January 10, […]

The Krak Des Chevaliers: A Tough Nut To Krak
January 4, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Organized warfare has been part of human history for thousands of years. Over time advances in offensive weapons gave rise to advances in defensive measures. Times of crisis often led to a speeding up of such changes. One of those times were the Crusades. At the time I am writing this, the Houston Museum […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
January 3, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Trains Over Texas   Departing from the station January 7, 2018! All Aboard!  Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in the state’s geology and physiography. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies […]

What you Might Have Missed – Member Events 2017
December 28, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  By Kim Vera, Membership Copywriter   The year is coming to a close and we are looking forward to 2018. In case you missed out, here’s a recap of the fun Member events we had during the previous months. Stay up to date with HMNS by subscribing to our weekly Member newsletter and following […]

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