Available Lectures Online
Our History, Our Diversity
"Our History, Our Diversity" is a monthly speaker series that launched in March 2022 in our revitalized museum gallery and event space. The series is designed to elevate, celebrate, and illuminate the people of Fort Bend County.
Former Mayor of Rosenberg, Lupe Cabello shares the perspective of the Latino community and being the first Mexican American woman to serve in Fort Bend County.
Rice University Professor and Kinder Institute Demographer,
Dr. Erin Baumgartner shares her perspective on the overall growing demographics of Fort Bend County.
Program Manager of Houston's Asian American Archive, Dr. Anne Chao discusses immigration and contributions to farming rice lands in
Fort Bend County.
Sheriff Eric Fagan, the second African-American to withhold the position since the Reconstruction Era sheds light on diverse communities, mental health stigmas and policing in Fort Bend County.
Author Dan Worrall highlights the perspective of the Prehistoric,
Native American, and geographical history of Fort Bend County.
Lectures Available Upon Request
We offer a variety of lectures to organizations and clubs - in-person or virtually - free of charge. Below is a list of traditional and unconventional topics presented by our staff. To inquire about a lecture, please contact us at 281-342-6478.
Behind the Curtain
Learn about a few of the lesser known stories housed in the Association's collection - from notable figures to eccentric items.
The Smashing History of Carry Nation
Explore the life of prohibitionist Carry A. Nation from the beginning of her life in 1846 to her death in 1911. Most recognized as the "Lady with the Hatchet" who smashed saloons across Kansas and other parts of the country at the turn-of-the-century, there's more to be said about this larger-than-life activist. Once home to Nation in the 1880s, learn how Richmond helped shape her into the most famous and, one might argue, notorious prohibitionists of her time.
Early Medicine in Fort Bend County
From home remedies and cookbook cures to miracle elixirs that sound too good to be true, take a journey through the foundations of early medicine and its modernization in Fort Bend County
Omens & Superstitions