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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.

 

For more events by Preservation Houston, visit their Event Calendar!

Jun
23
Sat
2018
2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference (Save the Date) @ George R. Brown Convention Center
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston, June 23–27, 2018. The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, Bookstore, and Speakers Lounge will be held at the Hilton America’s hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Registration will open March 1, 2018.

For more information, visit ashrae.org.

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.

 

For more events by Preservation Houston, visit their Event Calendar!

Sep
27
Thu
2018
50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Save the Date)
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Join Wild & Scenic Rivers Council, together with other partners like American Rivers and the River Management Society for a weekend of free events as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River has three canyons and runs for 196 miles along the Mexican border. This rural area of the country has beautiful birding and is best accessed by canoe or raft. Celebrations will include the Grand Re-Opening of the Rio Grande Village Visitor Center, a 50th Anniversary party and free rangers talks and tours. Contact [email protected] for more details.

To learn more about nationwide celebrations of the act, visit rivers.gov.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours: Panama Trip @ Panama: Fall at El Valle's Canopy
Sep 29 – Oct 6 all-day

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Victor Emanuel Nature Tours offer departures for Houston Audubon members. The camaraderie shared among chapter members strengthens the chapter and provides an excellent opportunity to brainstorm program ideas and challenges. A more direct partnership benefit is a $500 donation to Houston Audubon’s habitat conservation, education, and advocacy programs when an HA member signs up for designated tours.

On a personal level, Victor is a native Houstonian and calls the Upper Texas Coast his favorite birding place. He started birding the region when he was just eight years old. Victor is a Houston Audubon Advisory Board Member and has championed many Houston Audubon conservation projects.

For Trip Details, please visit Victor Emanuel Nature Tours website.

Our lovely accommodations will be complemented by wonderful cuisine. We will travel by comfortable bus, with one or two days in 4×4 vehicles. Walking will be easy to moderate on good roads and trails. Climate conditions will be cool and breezy with some overcast and rain expected in the highlands, and warm and dry in the lowlands.

 

Registration

Register for this tour by phone (800/328-VENT or 512/328-5221), or by downloading a tour registration form. Signed and completed forms can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed to the VENT office.

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.

 

For more events by Preservation Houston, visit their Event Calendar!