LITERATURE + LECTURES
HMNS Special Lecture: Texas Curatorial Lecture Series
April 25 - April 28, 2011
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.
Texas Curatorial Lecture Series
Presented by JP Bryan, guest curator of Texas! The Exhibition
Monday, April 25: Wallace Pratt and the Texas Oil Industry
Tuesday, April 26: Battle of San Jacinto
Wednesday, April 27: Civil War in Texas and Texans in the Civil War
Thursday, April 28: Trail Drive and the Cattle Industry
J.P. Bryan is not only an expert in Texas' rich history; he has an extensive family heritage as a direct descendant of Moses Austin and with relatives who fought in the Texas Revolution. Starting as a collector of rare and out-of-print Texas historical books while a student, Bryan has assembled the largest private collection of Texana artifacts. Many items from his collection are highlighted in the Texas! exhibition. Bryan is a popular speaker on Texas history and will be presenting four lectures at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, April 25-28.
Bryan has shared his time and talents serving in various positions with the Texas Historical Commission, the Texas State Historical Association, the Texas Historical Foundation, the Institute of Texas Cultures, the Brazoria County Historical Museum, and is now serving as guest curator of Texas! Making History Since 1519 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.