‘Building a Caddo Grass House’ kicks off lecture series
Caddo Grass House
Historians construct a Caddo grass house at Caddo Mounds State Historical Site near Alto.

The Spring 2017 John W. Stormont Lecture Series will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 with “Building a Caddo Grass House” at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

Anthony Souther and Rachel Galan of the Caddo Mounds State Historical Site near Alto will be the guest speakers. They will provide a brief history of the Caddo grass houses and speak on the current Caddo Mounds grass house project.

The series will continue on Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. with a lecture and book signing by authors Mickey Herskowitz and Bob Davant at the Museum of the Coastal Bend. Copies of “Mystic Sails, Texas Trails” will be available.

On Thursday, April 20, Texas archeologist Wilson W. “Dub” Crook will discuss the analysis of “Kingwood’s First Inhabitants: The Timber Fawn Clovis Site.” Crook will speak on the traits that make up the Clovis culture and artifacts recovered from the Timber Fawn site. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The series’ fourth lecture on Saturday, May 13 will feature Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen discussing how Texas’ Native Americans used plants to stay alive. The lecture will start at 12:30 p.m.

“The John W. Stormont Lecture Series is a joy to organize and see to fruition,” said Sue Prudhomme, Victoria College’s executive director of cultural affairs. “Texas and the Coastal Bend, particularly, have a very unique heritage full of exciting and entertaining stories that our presenters enjoy sharing with the museum’s audience.”

For more information, contact Prudhomme at (361) 582-2436 or Sue.Prudhomme@VictoriaCollege.edu.

Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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