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From Mouses To Moon Landings, We Have It All This Week At HMNS
November 26, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

It’s that time of year again: the weather’s changing, the jingle bells are ringing and there’s an infectious energy in the air that just makes you want to go out and have some family fun! Well, what better place for that than the Houston Museum of Natural Science?  This week’s schedule is packed with all sorts […]

What The Pilgrims Really Ate On The First Thanksgiving
November 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  When you gather with your family around the Thanksgiving table this year, you can expect to see a few iconic holiday dishes. Most likely there will be a turkey; maybe mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn and dressing. And don’t forget the sweets, there’s cranberry sauce to liven up your savory dishes and also pumpkin […]

Holiday Fun For Everyone At HMNS
November 19, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Thanksgiving is a very special time of the year. Some of us eagerly anticipate reuniting with our loved ones, sharing stories of the past with the old, anticipating the future (especially the coming Christmas holiday) with the young. Others of us may feel a little overwhelmed at the logistics of these gatherings and the minor […]

Ambition, Death and Political Intrigue: The Real Story of the First Thanksgiving
November 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

We all know Thanksgiving as the day the Pilgrims of Plymouth celebrated surviving their first year in the Americas by inviting their Native American friends over for three days of feasting and games, but the truth is a little more complex than that. While constant raiding and warfare between Native Americans and English settlers plagued the […]

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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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