Speaker Series at the Humble Museum
Organized in partnership with
Lone Star College Center for Local & Oral History (CLOH)
The Speaker Series at the Humble Museum, organized in partnership with the Lone Star College Center for Local & Oral History, endeavors to create a public forum for local history and civic education by bringing to the museum historians, public officials, artists, museum curators, genealogists, and others to speak on a variety of historical and contemporary issues. With this new initiative, the museum aims to establish new links (and to strengthen old ones) between the museum and the community it serves, including local educational institutions, businesses, societies, churches, and government.
The three speaking engagements for the inaugural Speaker Series will take place on Thursdays April 20, May 18, and June 22 at the Humble Museum, 7 pm to 8 pm. Board members and local historians Dr. R. Chris Davis and Dr. Robert Meaux will moderate the events.
Spring–Summer 2017 Calendar
All speaking engagements will take place at the Humble Museum
219 E. Main Street, Humble, Texas 77338
7 PM–8 PM
“The Town at Dunman’s Prairie: A New Look at Humble’s Origins and Early Years”
by Dr. Robert Meaux
Dr. Robert Meaux is a local historian and past president of the Humble Museum. He has spent the past seven years researching all aspects of Humble’s past, with a particular focus on its early development. His research findings have brought new insight into Humble’s earliest years and settlers.
“Bordersville: Exploring Local History on the ‘Other Side of the Tracks’”
by Emily Humble, with A.W. Jones
Emily Humble is a junior at Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood. She is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2015, her research paper on Bordersville, a historically black community just outside Humble city limits, won the University of North Texas’s Mayborn Young Spurs writing competition. Emily continues to research local history in cooperation with the Humble Museum and Humble ISD.
"Elvis in East Texas: The Origins of the King"
by Prof. Steve Davis
Professor Steve Davis is a history professor and one of the founding faculty members at Lone Star College–Kingwood. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Houston. Aside from the standard survey courses in U.S. and Texas history, Davis teaches specialized courses in the Beatles and the British Invasion and the History of Rock and Roll. He has won teaching excellence awards both at the University of Houston and at LSC–Kingwood.
Humble Museum 40th Anniverary
The Humble Museum held a special open house to celebrate it's 40th anniversary. The open house was held on Saturday, July 31, 2016, from 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM. Both the Humble Museum and the McKay Clinic Medical Museum wiere be open for tours. it also featured a proclamation from the City of Humble celebrating the contributions of former Humble Museum President Amelia Shrader.