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Elixir – A History of Water and Humankind
August 1, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Guest Blogger Brian Fagan, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of The Great Warming and Cro-Magnon comments on his career in archaeology and his interest in tracing ancient climate change, at his August 8 lecture at HMNS. Fagan also talks about his new book, Elixir. I became an archaeologist almost by accident while at Cambridge […]

Iconic Phrases and the Texas Revolution
July 13, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post was written by our volunteer Pat Hazlett “Come and Take It!” “Remember the Alamo!” “Remember Goliad!” What Texan is not familiar with these phrases?  Phrases to stir the soul, inspire courage, and incite rebellion. Each phrase is associated with a pivotal point on Texas’ road from revolution to independence.  “Come and Take it Cannon” […]

Magic and Museums
July 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

Today’s guest blogger is Richard Hatch. He holds Masters of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees in Physics from Yale University. However, deciding he would rather violate the laws of nature than discover them, Hatch has been a professional magician full time since 1983.  He is co-founder of the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music in […]

Late-Breaking Texas History
July 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is a guest post by Amy Potts, Director of Adult Education at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and organizer of the museum’s lecture series. Until pediatrician Dr. Gregg Dimmick began investigating, little was known about the Mexican Army following their defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto. Ten years of archaeology and archival […]



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