AHA General Meeting – July 14 – very special speaker and location!
April 20, 1836 saw a series of skirmishes triggered by Tennessean Sidney Sherman against Santa Ana’s army, the Toluca Skirmishers, who had led the main attack at the Alamo. Recently recovered battle-related artifacts and maps point to the location of the skirmishes between the Twin Sisters Cannons and Santa Ana’s Golden Standard cannon – events of the day before the Texian Army fostered the cry, “Remember Goliad, Remember the Alamo.” Local historian and consultant Janet Wagner will discuss these discoveries.
Janet is owner of the landscape architecture firm J. K. Wagner & Company, Inc., whose work also includes research and site analysis for historic preservation projects. She is currently chairman of the Harris County Historical Commission.
Bayou Bend’s Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center
6003 Memorial Drive at Westcott Street
Houston, Texas 77007
The MFAH’s most recent building project, the Kilroy Center opened in September 2010 with an orientation gallery, a library, a retail shop, two meeting rooms, and public terraces. It is LEED-Silver certified. The Hogg Family Legacy Room and videos in the orientation gallery feature images from the MFAH Archives and other repositories in Houston and Austin, so be sure to check these out! If you can arrive before 5pm, the Shop at Bayou Bend offers a unique assortment of gifts and souvenirs. Parking is plentiful and free.
Do not miss this special event!