The City of College Station, Texas, has scheduled its annual Exploring History Luncheon Series (see the 2013 Fall Guide for more information). The monthly lectures on community history are sponsored by the College Station Historic Preservation Committee in cooperation with the City of College Station Parks and Recreation Department, with individual presentations sponsored by various groups.
Presentations in the series cover a range of topics from Texas A&M University history to concerns of community-wide interest. The luncheon series includes lunch with the $5.00 fee, so reservations are required for attendance. Upcoming events take place on the third Wednesdays of Oct. 16 and Nov. 20. All presentations start at 11:30 a.m. and will be held this year at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in College Station. Exploring History began in September with speaker Justin Cursinger talking about Depression Era buildings on the Texas A&M University campus, sponsored by Waldenbrooke Estates. See the items below for October and November topics and presenters.
Oct. 16, 2013 – And Then There Were Maggies. Linda Harvell, Sarah Hensz, and Margaret Griffith are three of the first women accepted to Texas &M University, or “Maggies” as they were called, soon after women were admitted as part of the general student body. They will share their recollections and experiences of attending Texas A&M University during those early years of educational and social change. The presentation coincides with the 50-year anniversary of women’s admittance to Texas A&M, and with the university’s year-long celebration called, “Celebrating 50 Years of Inclusion at Texas A&M University.” This presentation is sponsored by the City of College Station.
Nov. 20, 2013 – Tribute to Veterans. In recognition of the month of Veterans’ Day, occurring this year on Monday, Nov. 11, this program will present a discussion panel featuring regional veterans. The November presentation is sponsored by Medi-Care Equipment Specialties.