A Texas map expert is the next speaker in the Brenham Heritage Museum’s Seth McMeans Lecture Series.
James Harkins will discuss historical maps of Texas on Monday, May 23rd from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum’s Bus Depot Gallery at 313 East Alamo Street.
Harkins is the Director of Public Services for the Texas General Land Office Archives and Records Program. The state’s oldest agency, established by the Republic of Texas in 1836, has a collection of 36 million records. This collection includes more than 45,000 maps, sketches and drawings documenting the surveying and mapping of Texas borders and land ownership dating from the 16and century and Spanish rule.
Long-time Brenham resident and museum board member Seth McMeans sponsors the bi-monthly lunchtime lecture series.
Lunch boxes are offered thanks to a partnership with Must Be Heaven. They must be booked in advance no later than noon on the Thursday preceding the conference. Anyone interested in ordering a box lunch for $10 can call 979-830-8445. Guests can also bring their own lunch.
The lecture series is free for all museum members and $5 for all others. For more information on museum memberships or the museum’s fundraising campaign, visit www.brenhamheritagemuseum.org.