The next installment of Foe, Food, Friend. Learn about cat domestication.
Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is a celebration in Mexico of the dead that takes place on All Saints and All Souls Days. While All Saints Day is celebrated through much of the Catholic world, it is in central and Southern Mexico where it really became an important holiday that … More A Celebration of Life in Death
Our Ancient Encounters event this coming Saturday has a new component: a teen mentor/volunteer program. When you visited our booth in the past, you might have noticed teenage volunteers working with us. This year, we decided to formalize the program to provide additional benefits to teens who volunteer. Carol Salva with Spring Branch Independent School … More New Teen Volunteer Program
Our upcoming Heritage Excursion will take you to China and Africa without leaving Houston! On May 3, depart from the University Museum at TSU to visit a Daoist/Buddhist temple. Prof. Jenny Chen from the Confucius Institute will lead a tour of the temple and will help you understand symbology and ritual found in Daoism and … More Visit China and Africa
This week, Pat Remler, our upcoming speaker on Feb 3 writes a guest blog post for AIA Houston. She writes about the current state of travel in Egypt. Bob Brier and I led a tour to Egypt in November 2014, our first in almost two years. We were pleased to see how calm everything is … More This Week’s Update – Egypt
On Tuesday night, Nov. 12, AIA and the Science Museum, along with The Leakey Foundation, presented Dr. Randall White, foremost expert on Paleolithic art, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Imagine this scene: The introductions are almost complete. A FULL house is anticipating a talk about the first art made by humans, 40,000 years … More Last Week’s Power Outage