Second Saturday – Celebrating Texas Pioneers

Celebrating Texas Pioneers is the theme for Novembers Second Saturday event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.

Downtown we are exhibiting Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Islandwhich explores the history of Galveston Island acting as a port of entry for immigrants to America.  At our Second Saturday event in Sugar Land, you can investigate what life was like for the immigrants who left everything behind to become Texans. Participate in crafts that are appropriate for this era like creating your own family tree, and learning how to weave and quilt.  Also make memory trunks by deciding what would your pack if you had to immigrate and could only pack a single bag.  There will also be story time, and the opportunity to learn the origin of Fredericksburg’s famous Easter Fires!

This event is November 13, 2010 from 10 am to 2 pm at HMNS – Sugar Land.  Free with museum admission.

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About Bryanna

Bryanna has been with the museum for a few years now in the Collections department (and no, that’s not a part of the accounting department that hounds you for money!) helping take care of the museum’s artifacts, and installing special exhibitions. She never expected to work in a museum until she found a Master’s program in Museum Studies and changed career paths, and only at HMNS does she get to see and experience such a wide range of specimens and exhibits! When not at one of the museum’s many buildings she can usually be found quilting, reading a book, or buying shoes.

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