May Educator How-To: Make a Roman Mosaic
April 21, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Mosaics were common features, in both public spaces and private homes, in ancient Rome. Mosaics are beautiful, but also historically important. Mosaics provide a visual record, detailing everyday life, by depicting items such as food, dress, pets, and people. This common art form provides a looking glass into the past. The mosaic below depicts several […]

Museum curator thanks his inspiration: a sixth-grade history teacher
April 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

As a museum curator, I have the pleasure of working with lots of volunteers. Most of them are students who are interested in archaeology, anthropology and museum careers. This time of the year, as graduation nears, there is an uptick in requests to come visit with me and ask for information and advice. “How did […]

Wonder Women of STEM: Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut.
February 20, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in a series featuring influential women from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the lead up to HMNS’ annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event, February 21, 2015. Click here to get involved!   We’ve seen some amazing women in STEM, but none are quite so out […]

Educator How-To: Make a Balancing Dipsy!
February 18, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

For those of you who have been going to HMNS for years, you may have noticed that we’ve been missing a rather large lady from our Hall of Paleontology. Our Diplodocus, “Dipsy”, was Houston’s first dinosaur unveiled in 1975 and she was de-installed in September 2013. This was her first trip from home for a […]

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