Talkin’ Steamboats


I’ve got three book events scheduled before the end of the year, and I’d really excited about them.

On Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m., I’ll be speaking at the Houston Maritime Museum, as part of their lecture series sponsored by the UTC Project, Inc. The museum is centrally located in Houston, just west of the Texas Medical Center, off Holcombe. The museum has a fantastic model collection, and is well worth a visit — whether you can make it on Thursday or not.

On Saturday, December 15 from Noon to 5 p.m. I’ll be participating in the G. Lee Gallery Book Bash, in downtown Galveston on Postoffice Street. My longtime friend Jan Johnson will be there with her new book, Beyond the Beaten Paths: Driving Historic Galveston, along with other authors. Please come on down, and have lunch just around the corner at the historic Star Drug Store while you’re at it.

Finally, on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m., I’ll be speaking at the Brazoria County Historical Museum in Angleton, in Brazoria County. I got to speak there a year or so ago on blockade runners, and it will be great to go back.

All the specifics:

Buffalo Bayou Steamboats
Book Lecture and Signing, Houston Maritime Museum
Thursday, December 13, 7 p.m.
2204 Dorrington Street
Houston, Texas
Buffalo Bayou Steamboats
Book Signing, G. Lee Gallery (with other great authors)
Saturday, December 15, 2012, Noon to 5 p.m.
2215 Postoffice Street
Galveston, Texas
Buffalo Bayou Steamboats
Book Lecture and Signing, Brazoria County Historical Museum
Thursday, December 20, 6:30 p.m.
100 E. Cedar Street
Angleton, Texas

Hope to see you there!


Image: George Catlin’s painting of the steamboat Yellow Stone at St. Louis, Missouri, in the early 1830s. Yellow Stone had already made a name for herself on the Missouri before being brought to Texas, where she ran on the Brazos River and Buffalo Bayou.
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