Tuesday Talk Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, we host free educational and entertaining speakers to speak on a broad range of topics including health and wellness, finance, cooking, history and even musical performances. The Tuesday Talk Series is an hour or two well spent for any and all life-long learners.
Due to COVID-19, all Tuesday Talk events are being held virtually for the foreseeable future. If you would like to RSVP and receive a link to any of the upcoming events, please fill out the form below.
Schedule and Topics
January 19th — Preservation Houston: History in Progress
Since it was founded in 1978, Preservation Houston has worked to save and educate Houstonians about the city’s irreplaceable architectural and cultural heritage. Programs Director Jim Parsons will discuss Preservation Houston’s work in the context of the Bayou City’s growth and development, highlighting some of the award-winning restorations bringing new life to Houston’s historic structures.
Jim Parsons, a native of Baytown, puts his lifelong interest in local history and architecture to work as Preservation Houston’s Programs Director. Jim coordinates programs and educational outreach for Preservation Houston, including architectural walking tours, video tours and lectures. He has co-authored and photographed several books on Art Deco architecture in Texas, including Houston Deco: Modernistic Architecture of the Texas Coast, and he has written about and photographed cities across the United States.
Preservation Houston was instrumental in helping Holly Hall’s Dunbar Chambers Memorial Chapel receive a Historical Landmark designation by the City of Houston in 2019.
February 16th — Heart Healthy with H-E-B Nutrition Services
In observance of American Heart Month, Katie Collins, MS, RD, LD, with H-E-B Nutrition Services, will discuss heart healthy habits.
March 16th — Why Science and Faith Need Each Other in These Times
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, will talk about the common values that science and faith share. Leveraging her 15 years of research on how religious people view science and how scientists view religion, she will talk about how these communities might emphasize the values they share to work together for common good during the pandemic and beyond. Ecklund’s latest book is Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values That Move Us beyond Fear (BrazosPress 2020).