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Lecture - Camp Logan, a WWI Emergency Training Center in Houston by Louis Aulbach and Linda Gorski

 

Camp Logan, a military training base built in 1917 housed 44,000 soldiers in what is now Houston's Memorial Park.  To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, historians Louis Aulbach and Linda Gorski will present a program on this almost-forgotten chapter in Houston's history and the archaeological work done at the site where foundation features of the camp remain in the wooded areas of Memorial Park and have been declared State Archeological Landmarks.  This presentation will be a tribute to the soldiers who trained at Camp Logan - including nine Medal of Honor winners and seventy one African American soldiers who won the French Croix de Guerre. Following the lecture, Aulbach, Gorski and co-author Robbie Morin will sign copies of their new book Camp Logan Houston Texas 1917 - 1919.

11/4/2014
6:30 PM
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Lecture - Growing an Ark: The Expanding Role of Gardens in Plant Conservation by Peter Wyse Jackson

 

Often referred to as “living museums,” over 3,000 botanic gardens are known in 175 countries and territories worldwide, most of which were established since 1950. Botanic gardens’ efforts to rescue plants from extinction through expanded research, conservation programs, and environmental education is leading to their increasingly influential role in the development of international policies in biodiversity conservation. Peter Wyse Jackson will take you on an around-the-world journey that showcases a wide range of some of the most significant successes and contributions by botanic gardens, both individually and collectively.

 

Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D. is director of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis and former Secretary-General of Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

 

This lecture is cosponsored with The Mercer Society.

11/6/2014
6:30 PM
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Lecture - Ice Age Yucatan by Dominique Rissolo

 

The complete, well preserved skeleton of a young girl from over 12,000 years ago was found in an underwater cave on the Yucatan Peninsula. Nicknamed “Princess Naia,” her remains are among the oldest yet found in the Americas. Her discovery is reshaping our understanding of human migration into the Western Hemisphere. This lecture is presented by marine archaeologist Dr. Dominique Rissolo, expedition coordinator for the Waitt Institute.

 

This lecture is cosponsored by AIA – Houston.

11/12/2014
6:30 PM
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