Learn about College Station’s fascinating history through our monthly lunch lectures

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Aggies can always recite a lengthy list of admirable things that make Texas A&M special, but what about the community around campus?

For many years, the Historic Preservation Committee has conducted popular monthly luncheons featuring lectures and presentations focused on College Station’s rich history.

The luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday (the second in December) 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 lunch. Payment is required at registration.

Exploring History Luncheon Fall Schedule

Aug. 17“Manning Smith Dance Legacy” by Sherry Smith Frisk
Sept. 21“Eagle Pennell: Filmmaker & Outlaw of Regional Cinema” by William Wright
Oct. 19“Gazing into College Station’s Crystal Ball” by Mayor Karl Mooney
Nov. 16“Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial: A Walk in the Park” by Stephen C. Beachy
Dec. 14“Bush Family Christmas Traditions” by The Bush Library and Museum

College Station has abundant 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. 

We encourage you to take advantage of these fascinating, unique lunch lectures to discover the history that made College Station one of the nation’s best places to live.

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About the Blogger

Kelli has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 17 years, the last nine as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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