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Hemi Hideout Bus Trip 9/28/17
Cost is $7 | Lunch at Mamie's Kitchen
(you pay for your own lunch)
Bus leaves UST Moran Center at 9:45 AM
for Brookshire and returns at 3:30 PM

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 will be on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., Lecture No. 1, at Robertson Hall, Room 116 (new location; next door to Anderson Hall, which is being renovated), University of St. Thomas, Houston. Presenters will be Linda Gorski and Louis Aulbach of the Houston Archaeological Society. Topic: Rome - Along the Aurelian wall. Most tourists to Rome crowd into popular sites such as the Coliseum and the Forum, but join Linda and Louis to hear about the hidden secrets of Rome. Refreshments at 4:30 p.m., lecture at 5:00 p.m.

Th e next lecture following the one above 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 to be given by Friend’s member, Chris Kilgore. Topic: Art Historical Analysis of Archaeological Materials.


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 first symposium of the season will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer at Weslayan, Houston 77027. Topics will be announced later.

Following Symposiums will be held on Tuesday, November 7 and Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Topics 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, September 17, 5:00 p.m. at Ristorante Bellissimo, 1848 Airline Dr. (On the east side of the street, north of Cavalcade), Houston 77009; telephone: 832-618-1168.

Following dinners will be on October 22 and November 12. Restaurants will be announced later.

Day Trips

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

Our next bus trip will be on Thursday, September 28, 2017, going to Hemi Hideout in Brookshire. The trip will depart the University of St. Thomas by the Moran Center at 9:45 a.m. Lunch will be at Mamie's Kitchen and then the bus will proceed to the museum, which is filled with muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s, and vintage auto memorabilia. The bus will return to UST at about 3:30 p.m. Cost of the trip is $7 (payment can be made by PayPal on this website), plus everyone pays for their own lunch. The following day trip will be on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to the Lone Star Flight Museum at Houston’s Ellington Airport and the 1940 Air Terminal Museum near Hobby Airport. Departure at 9:00 a.m. and return about 4:00 p.m. Cost is $20 (Veterans save $5), plus pay for your own lunch at Olive Garden.

Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Details to be announced.

The Stephens publish a book on Pompeii

Friend’s members Jennifer and Arthur Stephens have just published their book titled, Pompeii, A Different Perspective with Lockwood Press. Their story takes you down a 2,000 year old street in Pompeii, the Via dell’Abbondanza, with photomosaic images and complete archaeological details. For more information visit the Stephens’s website at

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