The Country Houses of Houston: Social History and Study Tour

Two Thursdays, October 2, 6–7:30 P.M.; October 16, 2:30 P.M. October 2, private residence; address will be provided to subscribers October 16, bus will leave at 2:30 P.M. from the Edloe Street side of the parking lot of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road at Edloe | LIMITED ENROLLMENT

Kate S. Kirkland holds a Ph.D. in history from Rice University and is the author of The Hogg Family and Houston: Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal (forthcoming from the University of Texas Press). She is currently writing a biography of Capt. James A. Baker.

Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and a fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. He lectures on architectural history at Rice University and the University of Houston. His most recent book is The Country Houses of John F. Staub.

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Upcoming is Spring 2018! 

West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Two Wednesdays, March 21 and 28, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private residence directions to subscribers
A few seats available


Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas
Saturday, March 24
Details to subscribers
A few seats available


What's on Lisa Falkenberg's Mind
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004


Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston


Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton 
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.


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