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Speaker Series at the Humble Museum

Organized in partnership with

Lone Star College Center for Local & Oral History (CLOH)


The Speaker Series at the Humble Museum, organized in partnership with the Lone Star College Center for Local & Oral History, endeavors to create a public forum for local history and civic education by bringing to the museum historians, public officials, artists, museum curators, genealogists, and others to speak on a variety of historical and contemporary issues. With this new initiative, the museum aims to establish new links (and to strengthen old ones) between the museum and the community it serves, including local educational institutions, businesses, societies, churches, and government.

The three speaking engagements for the inaugural Speaker Series will take place on Thursdays April 20, May 18, and June 22 at the Humble Museum, 7 pm to 8 pm. Board members and local historians Dr. R. Chris Davis and Dr. Robert Meaux will moderate the events.

Spring–Summer 2017 Calendar

All speaking engagements will take place at the Humble Museum

219 E. Main Street, Humble, Texas 77338

7 PM–8 PM

APRIL 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

 

“The Town at Dunman’s Prairie: A New Look at Humble’s Origins and Early Years”

by Dr. Robert Meaux

 

Dr. Robert Meaux is a local historian and past president of the Humble Museum.  He has spent the past seven years researching all aspects of Humble’s past, with a particular focus on its early development.  His research findings have brought new insight into Humble’s earliest years and settlers.

Video (YouTube)
Speech (PDF)


MAY 18

 

“Bordersville: Exploring Local History on the ‘Other Side of the Tracks’”

by Emily Humble, with A.W. Jones

 

Emily Humble is a junior at Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood. She is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2015, her research paper on Bordersville, a historically black community just outside Humble city limits, won the University of North Texas’s Mayborn Young Spurs writing competition. Emily continues to research local history in cooperation with the Humble Museum and Humble ISD.


JUNE 22

 

"Elvis in East Texas: The Origins of the King"

by Prof. Steve Davis

 

Professor Steve Davis is a history professor and one of the founding faculty members at Lone Star College–Kingwood. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Houston. Aside from the standard survey courses in U.S. and Texas history, Davis teaches specialized courses in the Beatles and the British Invasion and the History of Rock and Roll. He has won teaching excellence awards both at the University of Houston and at LSC–Kingwood.

Please direct all inquiries to R. Chris Davis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 281.312.1654