After a long pandemic hiatus, College Station’s celebrated Exploring History Luncheons are back

By Ana Romero, Recreation Manager

For many years, College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee conducted a popular series of monthly luncheons that included lectures and presentations focused on our community’s rich history. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the celebrated program to a standstill early last year.

Thankfully, the Exploring History Luncheons return this fall starting Wednesday, Sept. 15. The luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the beautiful Larry J. Ringer Library. The lectures are taped and later broadcast on the city’s Suddenlink Channel 19

Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979-764-3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

Exploring History Luncheon Fall Schedule

Sept. 15“Historic Cemeteries of College Station” by Sherry Frisk
Oct. 20“The Maggies of Texas A&M University” by Linda Harvell
Nov. 17“Preserving Military History at the Museum” by Leisha Mullins
 No luncheon in December.

College Station has an abundance of historical sites and figures that played pivotal roles in our development from a small college town into a bustling and growing city bursting with activity. The Historic Preservation Committee advocates preserving our rich history to be enjoyed and recognized by future generations. 

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover the history that made College Station one of the nation’s best places to live.

Video Archive: Past Exploring History Luncheons

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Ana Romero is in her fourth year as recreation manager. She previously served the City of McAllen as recreation supervisor, community center manager, and aquatics superintendent. Ana earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M in 2001.

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