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Thursday 10/26/17 - Trip to Lone Star Flight Museum plus 1940 Flight Museum. Self Pay lunch at Olive Garden. Bus leaves UST Moran Center 9am return at 4pm. Cost $20.

Upcoming Events





Monthly Dinners

Monthly Dinner with Friends

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day

Informative Lectures

The Friends of Archaeology lecture series is the main focus of our organization. Through our lecture series we bring you expert scientists and explorers to share their experiences and inform us of new discoveries in archaeological research. Our lectures are free and open to the public.

Our next lecture, Lecture No. 2, will be on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at Robertson Hall, Room 116, University of St. Thomas, Houston. This will be a special presentation given by Friend’s member, Chris Kilgore. Topic: Art Historical Analysis of Archaeological Materials. Chris’s slide show will demonstrate how visual analysis integrating literary sources, artistic materials, and ethnographic data can lead to new insights into ancient objects. Refreshments at 4:30 p.m., lecture at 5:00 p.m.


Our monthly Symposium offers opportunities for members to share their experiences and knowledge on favorite subjects, or simply come and learn from others. The Symposium is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer at Weslayan 77027. The Community Room is on the second floor overlooking the flower market. Stairs and elevator are near the Community Room’s north entrance close to the dining area. Room opens at 9:30 a.m., and presentations begin at 10:00 a.m..

Our next Symposium will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer at Weslayan, Houston 77027. Presenter: Friend’s member Badia Rahman. Topic: A screening of a film entitled, “Walking Through the Egyptian Museum in Cairo - Contemplating the Eternal.” This is an hour-long documentary film of the current Egyptian Museum. It includes the monuments of the Old, the Middle and the New Kingdoms. It also includes the Treasure of King Tutankhamun. The film was shot January 4, 2016, by Badia Rahman, Ali El Gazouli and Martha Rahman. It was conceptualized and edited by Badia Rahman.

The following Symposium will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Details to be announced later.

Monthly Dinner with Friends

Our monthly Dinners with Friends welcome all to come dine and visit at a different restaurant each month.

Our next Dinner with Friends will be on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at Riva’s Restaurant, 1117 Missouri (just west of Montrose Blvd., two streets north of Westheimer Rd.), Houston 77006.

The following dinner will be November 12, 2017. Restaurant to be announced later.

Day Trips

Our day trips take us to near-by points of interest and are guided by expert docents.

Our next day trip will be on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to the newly opened Lone Star Flight Museum at Houston’s Ellington Field with its collection of WWII and Vietnam war planes and other historical aircraft. And then to the nostalgic 1940 Air Terminal Museum near Hobby Airport. Bus departs from The Moran Parking Garage of the University of St. Thomas at 9:00 a.m. and will return about 4:00 p.m. Cost is $20 (Veterans save $5), plus pay for your own lunch at Olive Garden. Trip payment may be made using PayPal on this website.

Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Details to be announced later.

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