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    HMNS Special Lecture: The Paper Republic: Financing the Texas Revolution

    Presented by and Rice University - Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Houston Museum of Natural Science

    March 22, 2011

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    HMNS Special Lecture: The Paper Republic: Financing the Texas Revolution

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Special Lecture. Fascinating Speakers, Cutting Edge Science.  Hear about the latest scientific discoveries - from the world's foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 06:30 PM:  The Paper Republic: Financing the Texas Revolution.

    James P. Bevill (pictured) will explain the role money, finances and land speculation played in the founding-and ultimate loss of sovereignty-of the Republic of Texas and provide a behind-the-scenes look at a government on the brink of military and financial extinction. The surprising and sometimes shocking revelations about the Republic of Texas's finances and the consequences for Texas brief independence will forever change your view of the revolution and its aftermath.

    Bevill is a financial historian who focuses on Texas and Confederate money and its role in our culture and history. He is a First Vice President - Investments in the River Oaks office of UBS Financial Services in Houston.

    Following the lecture Bevill will sign copies of his book The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas, a non-fiction work on the social and economic history of Texas from the colonial period through the annexation by the United States in 1845.

    Sponsored Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030

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    Admission Info:

    Member-Adult $12.00
    Member-Child (<18) $12.00
    Adult $17.00
    Child (3-11) $17.00
    Senior (62+) $17.00
    College (Current ID) $17.00
    Group (20+ persons) $17.00

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    Phone: (713) 639-4629


    Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline, just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for museum patrons and $7 for all others. In addition, some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

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