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Our Prairies and A Prehistory of Houston and Southeast Texas with Historian Dan Worrall

July 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Join us as Dan Worrall talks about Houston’s Prairies and our undiscovered or forgotten past. With his latest book, “A Prehistory of Houston and Southeast Texas,” the retired Shell geologist ventures back 30,000 years to the last Glacial Age.

With assistance from Rice University geologist John Anderson and geophysicists at Compagnie Generale de Geophysique in Houston, he recreates the dramatically evolving landscape and the culture that emerged from the cooler climate over millennia. It’s a culture that lived sustainably on the land we call home for more than 13,000 years, until overwhelmed by European disease and colonization.    

“Dan Worrall is a retired Shell geologist and a gifted historian. He is a member of the Harris County Historical Commission who writes and publishes books as a labor of love. He has an almost uncanny ability to dig deep and uncover Houston’s undiscovered or forgotten past.”  The Houston Chronicle  

Meet Dan: This will be our first IN PERSON meeting since the pandemic!

Red Cross Building – 2700 Southwest Freeway

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! A link will be added for those who cannot attend in person.          


Noel Novak · July 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm

Is the July 26 presentation open to the public?

    Lisa Spangler · July 28, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Hi Noel! All chapter meetings are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

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