Upcoming Meetings and Events
May 31, 2018 - League City Historical Society Meeting
 
Location: West Bay Common School Children;s Museum, 210 North Kansas League City, Texas 77573
 
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
 
Topic: Texas Shipwrecks
 
Speaker: Mark Lardas (author)
 
Texas Shipwrecks

 
Texas entered the history books with a shipwreck, when Cabeza de Vaca washed ashore on Galveston Island. For the next six hundred years the sea has played a major role in Texas's history and economy, one almost unknown to may citizens of the Lone Star State. Its story can be charted by the many shipwrecks that have littered its waters - the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its storm-tossed coastline and its many rivers.

 
Learn more about Texas's many shipwrecks, and how they have affected the course of Texas history in this entertaining and informative talk by Mark Lardas. It is a tale that includes Spanish treasure ships, lost colonization efforts, three wars, several pirates, and many hurricanes.

 
Short Biography:

 
Mark Lardas, a one-time engineer, freelance writer, amateur historian and model-maker, lives in League City, Texas. He is currently employed at a technical writer. When he says something isn’t rocket science, he should know – he has been one. Although he graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, he spent most of the the next 30 years as a space navigator and a software engineer on the Shuttle program. His down-to-earth interests include model-making and writing, interests which he combines in numerous articles to modeling magazines, and as a stints as the Hobby Master for Boy’s Life and the Model Master for English Street, an English language publication in Hong Kong. He is also the author of twenty-six published books, all focusing on history, with seventeen related to maritime and naval history. He is the author of the book Texas Shipwrecks.


June 28, 2018 - League City Historical Society Meeting
 
Location: West Bay Common School Children;s Museum, 210 North Kansas League City, Texas 77573
 
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
 
Topic: Oral Histories - How to Collect Them and What to Do After That
 
Speaker: Abra Schnur
 
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
 
Oral History Team


July 04, 2018 - Teady Bear Parade