TEXAS MAP EXPERT JAMES HARKINS TO SPEAK AT BRENHAM HERITAGE MUSEUM HISTORY LECTURE MAY 23

  
James Harkins will be the featured speaker at the Brenham Heritage Museum's next installment of the Seth McMeans Lecture Series on May 23rd.
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An expert on Texas maps is the next speaker at the Brenham Heritage Museum’s Seth McMeans Lecture Series.

James Harkins will discuss historic Texas maps 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 documents.  That collection includes over 45,000 maps, sketches and drawings documenting the surveying and mapping of Texas boundaries and land ownership dating back to the 16th century and Spanish rule.

Longtime Brenham resident and museum board member Seth McMeans is sponsoring the bi-monthly lunchtime lecture series.

Box lunches are offered through a partnership with Must Be Heaven.  They must be reserved in advance by no later than noon on the Thursday prior to the lecture.  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 to all museum members and $5 for all others.  For more information about museum memberships or the museum’s capital campaign, visit www.brenhamheritagemuseum.org.

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