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Jan
23
Tue
2018
Dr. Maya Klein’s “The Dirt Cure” @ United Way- Greater Houston
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Maya Klein has a message for parents of small children: Don’t be afraid of dirt! Dr. Klein will speak in-person about her book, “The Dirt Cure,” and how to heal your family by what you eat. Get tickets here. Learn more about Dr. Klein in our blog. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30-8 pm, United Way Greater Houston. Presented by OHBA.

Urban Reads: Dr. Kyle Shelton @ Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
30
Tue
2018
Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think @ Fondren Library, 4th Floor Kyle Morrow Room at Rice University
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join authors Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle for the release of their book, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think (Oxford University Press 2017) for an event sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program with support from the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University.

Religion vs. Science is based on a five-year study of religious Americans’ views of science, called the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study. The RUS study surveyed 10,000 Americans about their views on the relationship between religion and science, as well as specific scientific issues such as stem cell research, evolution and creation, science education, and others. The survey was in addition to more than 300 in-person interviews.  Pastor Lee Hsia of Houston’s First Baptist Church and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman of Sinai and Synapses will moderate the conversation and provide unique perspectives on the book’s content.

RSVP required and will be announced on the website shortly prior to the event.

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Feb
24
Sat
2018
Preservation Houston’s Historic Glenwood Cemetery Walking Tour @ Glenwood Cemetery
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please note that advance ticket purchase is required for this tour.

Glenwood Cemetery, established in 1871 on rolling, wooded land near Buffalo Bayou, is one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in Houston. It is also the resting place of scores of people who built Houston into the city we know today — railroad executives, bankers, politicians and architects, among many others.

This tour, a revised version of our former Historic Glenwood Cemetery tour, focuses on some of the notable men and women buried at Glenwood who were active in the city’s first decades. They include B.A. Shepherd, said to be the first professional banker in Texas; Henry Henke, whose grocery store grew into one of the largest supermarket chains in the area; and Paul Bremond, who built the city’s first railroad. Our tour explores their unforgettable stories as well as Glenwood’s beautiful landscape and elaborate monuments.

Tickets are $10 for Preservation Houston members and students, $15 general admission. Purchase your tickets here.

 

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May
26
Sat
2018
Preservation Houston’s Glenwood Art & Architecture Walking Tour @ Glenwood Cemetery
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please note that advance ticket purchase is required for this tour.

This two-hour walking tour traces the changing tastes and the varied social and personal motivations reflected in some of Glenwood’s outstanding monuments, which range from elaborate Victorian obelisks and angels to crisp, modern compositions. Along the way, docents will explain the symbolism and stories behind the monuments and will discuss the lives of Houstonians both famous and forgotten who commissioned them.

Tickets are $10 for Preservation Houston members and students, $15 general admission. Purchase your tickets here.

 

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Aug
25
Sat
2018
Preservation Houston’s 20th Century Glenwood Walking Tour @ Glenwood Cemetery
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please note that advance ticket purchase is required for this tour.

Glenwood Cemetery is known for its splendid Victorian monuments, but there’s a more modern side to the cemetery as well. This docent-guided walking tour explores some of the newer sections of Glenwood and the lives of some of the well-known 20th century Houstonians buried there, including businessmen George and Herman Brown; cotton magnate and statesman Will Clayton; Edgar Odell Lovett, Rice University’s first president; Astrodome builder Judge Roy Hofheinz; and longtime television anchor Ron Stone. Hear their stories and discover the fascinating art and architecture of 20th century Glenwood on this all-new tour.

Tickets are $10 for Preservation Houston members and students, $15 general admission. Purchase your tickets here.

 

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Nov
24
Sat
2018
Preservation Houston’s The Women of Glenwood Walking Tour @ Glenwood Cemetery
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Please note that advance ticket purchase is required for this tour.

Historic Glenwood Cemetery is known for its beauty, but the stories of the people buried there are just as compelling — especially Glenwood’s women, whose legacies range from the suffrage movement to the silver screen. This tour tells the stories of some of those fascinating women and their impacts locally and nationally. Among the featured subjects are Charlotte Allen, the wife of Houston co-founder Augustus Allen; suffragists Annette Finnigan and Florence Sterling; publisher and stateswoman Oveta Culp Hobby, who led the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II; and movie star Gene Tierney.

Tickets are $10 for Preservation Houston members and students, $15 general admission. Purchase your tickets here.

 

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