HMNS Weekly Happenings

November 13, 2017
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Lecture – Texas Genealogy – Tracing Your Texas Roots by Lynna Kay Shuffield

An Antebellum era (pre-civil war) family Bible dating to 1859. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Author: David Ball

Whether your Texas lineage goes back to an Austin colonist or an even earlier pioneer, or you are just interested in colorful Texas history, join genealogy researcher Lynna Kay Shuffield for an entertaining look at Texas genealogy. Shuffield will review tips to help you trace your family roots to historic Texas. You do not need to be an avid genealogy researcher to enjoy this program.

Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6:30 PM

Members $12, Tickets $18




The holiday season is a magical time – we make it even more so at HMNS Sugar Land with one of Fort Bend’s most anticipated holiday traditions! Jingle Tree features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees that are up for bid in a six-day long, online silent auction. Our special touch? The trees are sponsored and decorated by Fort Bend designers, museum supporters, local celebrities and artistic visionaries!

Buy a Holiday Tree and support HMNS!
Bid in our mobile auction
using your cell phone
and click REGISTER NOW
Text Jingle17 to 52182 and follow the prompts to your personal bidding link.
View the items and begin BIDDING!
The auction will close 8:15 p.m. on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 And be sure to check out these fun Jingle Tree events happening this week at HMNS Sugarland!

Bring the Bling 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9 am to noon
Spend the morning socializing with friends and seeing all the new trends in holiday decorating. You’ll visit demonstration sessions, enjoy light bites and leave with exciting ideas for new holiday traditions.


Jingle, Jingle Mix and Mingle Happy Hour & Auction Close 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
We’ll wrap up the auction week with the always fun-filled happy hour, an evening of cocktails, tree viewing, on-line bidding and a fabulous bid board. You won’t want to miss it!


Wiess Energy Hall Members Event

 Friday, November 17, 2017


Saturday, November 19, 2017 

Free for Members!


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Better. Stronger. Faster! Dubbed Wiess Energy Hall 3.0, the third iteration of this popular hall will enlarge from its previous 8,500 square feet to an expansive 30,000 square feetálmost the size of a football field. Joining the completely redesigned “classic” displays will be a bonanza of entirely new exhibits, making the new hall the most contemporary, comprehensive and technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy anywhere in the 

Wiess Energy Hall Fly-Through-2017 from HMNS on Vimeo.


Class – Edible Landscapes

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Traditional vegetable crops, edible flowers, fruit trees and more-whether you live in a house with a lawn, an apartment with a balcony or townhouse with a patio, you can accomplish beautiful landscaping through food plants.

This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be instruction on how to design the basic components of the garden space through the use of food plants.

Instructor Angela Chandler is a specialist in plant propagation, entomology, rainwater harvesting, and greenhouse management. This course is cosponsored by Urban Harvest.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Member $30, Tickets $40


Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…

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