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Energy Endeavors Part II: Climbing around coal-fired plants and a day in the life of a drill bit
September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

For Energy Endeavors Part I, click here. On Thursday, the rains came down and the floods came up. There were some flooded roads between me and the Museum, but I was able to go around or just barrel on through. Understandably, not all the teachers were able to make it; some were trapped by flood […]

Energy Endeavors Part I: Teachers trek Texas in a week-long energy quest
September 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

I’ve always enjoyed traveling. It’s not something I’ve gotten to do as much as I’d like, but I’m working on it. I have fond memories of traveling with my family to places like Washington DC and Williamsburg, with my high school to Spain and Boston, and in college to Florida, Colorado, and England. I enjoy […]

It’s gonna be notorious: Join HMNS at the Girl Scouts’ B.I.G. Event next Saturday
September 25, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

The Girl Scouts are turning 100 and we’re helping to celebrate the milestone with a party fit for a scintillating centenarian. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto are putting on an all-day celebration — B.I.G. (Believe in Girls) — about how great it is to be a girl. The B.I.G. event is for families, friends, […]

It’s more than a thirsty Thursday: All hail hunger at Big Bite Nite Sept. 27
September 24, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

This Thursday will be about more than thirst. All hail hunger at Big Bite Nite, where Houston’s most prestigious restaurants gather in one place — right here at HMNS! Patrons can sample cuisine from around Houston — and around the world —  from some 50 vendors, all while mingling among exquisite artifacts and enjoying music […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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