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HOUSTON INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE WEEKEND FIELD TRIPS


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Texas History Museum - "The Story of Texas" on display in Austin, a fun adventure featuring restaurants and live music. Also, a visist to the Elisbet Ney museum. Please inquire so that we may determine the best dates for the trip.

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge - We plan to go as soon as the fall colors come to Oklahoma. Please inquire.

Seminole Canyon Petroglyphs - Ancient writing on the walls in the desert land where the Pecos meets the Rio Grande.

Please note: "Seminole Canyon Petroglyphs" has been postponed due to drought conditions and low lake levels in Amistad Reservoir. We hope to make the trip in early fall.


Recent Additions:

Moundbuilders of the Ohio Valley - Unique mounds built by prehistoric culture include the Serpent Mound and many more distinctive archaeological sites.

June 22 and 23

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Annual event held in Washington, D.C. This yerar the focus will be "The Silk Road" through central Asia.

July 4th Weekend


Upcoming field trips:

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge - Rugged and interesting landscape protects buffalo, elk, longhorn, and a vast prairie dog town.

The Big Thicket National Preserve - Dense woodlands northeast of Houston protect the first national preserve, which now features an informative visitor center.

San Antonio Missions - The roots of Texas history and the center of activity for many unique cultures.

Lost Azalea Canyon - Where the non-hybrid azalea species hide in the Piney Woods.

A Day in Old Humble - A small Texas town with real cafes, a historical museum and plentiful antiques, just off the freeway north of Houston.


Recent field trips:

Fredericksburg, TX and a Wildflower Seed Farm - Experience German heritage and culture in the Texas Hill Country, numerous state parks, a visit to Wildseed Farms, a producer of wildflower seeds.

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28. Let us know if you are interested by sending an email to info@houstonculture.org.

A Jazz Funeral and the New Orleans Jazz Festival - We will attend a Jazz Funeral in honor of music legend Ernie K-doe. Other planned activities include the Los Islenos Cultural Center, Oak Alley and San Francisco plantations, the German American Museum in Gretna and live music at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (where we will see legends like Monk Boudreaux and Bo Dollis, and see parades by New Orleans' famous "Social Aid and Pleasure" organizations).

Tuesday, April 30 - Sunday, May 5. Let us know if you are interested by sending an email to info@houstonculture.org.

The Freedom Highway - Travel through poignant Civil Rights history across our neighboring Gulf Coast states.

Cultural New Orleans - Los Islenos, Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday, St. Joseph's Day Altars, Annual Irish-Italian Parade.

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17. Let us know if you are interested by sending an email to info@houstonculture.org.

Forbidden Gardens - Elaborate Scale-model replicas of China's Forbidden City and Terra Cotta Soldiers. See our current listing for Forbidden Gardens.

PLEASE NOTE: The Forbidden Gardens (Katy, TX) trip has been re-scheduled for Saturday, April 13. Let us know if you are interested by sending an email to info@houstonculture.org. We will soon determine a meeting time and place to suit as many people as possible.

Big Birds of the Texas Coast - The winter nesting home of Whooping Cranes and Snow Geese.

Caddo Lake, Uncertain, TX - In East Texas lies a mysterious cypress-forested environment with rich history.

Rural Acadiana - There's a celebration every weekend in Mamou, Eunice and Scott, Louisiana.

Cane River National Historic Park - A beautiful landscape with fascinating history, capitols, plantations, authors and more.
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Note: We often repeat field trips we have recently completed if there is interest. Just let us know if you are interested!


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