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Adult Services: The History Club

HHL Adult Services

The History Club

The History Club has one speaker per month to discuss local history, Texas history, or American history topics that cover a wide range of interests.  Attendance can be in-person or via Zoom.  Please contact Caris Brown at 281-554-1105 or to register.

  • Time:  7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Place:  Library Theater

  • May: J.C. League: The Man in the Shadows
    Happy 60th Birthday League City! Have you ever wondered why we live in a town called League City? Come learn about the life of businessman J.C. League from local historian Joyce Zongrone J.C. and find out why he has a whole city named after him. 

    June 13: Shipwrecks and Salvation 

  • Curator of The Texas City museum Amanda Vance will relate the story of the USS Westfield, known as "The Terror of the Texas Coast", and her destruction during the Battle of Galveston in 1863. She will also describe the seven year marine archeology and conservation project that resulted in 380 artifacts from the USS Westfield on display at the museum.

  • July 11: Jean Laffite's Pirate Crew
    Lou Graves Macbeth, a member of The Jean Lafitte Society, will tell the story of what happened to the crew members who remained in Galveston when Lafitte sailed away in 1820.

Local History Librarian

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Caris Brown
Helen Hall Library
100 W. Walker
League City, TX