Friends of the Texas RoomThe Friends of the Texas Room meets four times each year. The quarterly meetings are held on the last Monday evening of the month on the first floor of the Julia Ideson Building unless an alternative date and location are announced.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FTxR Officers and Board of Directors have decided to conduct our quarterly Monday meetings virtually at 7:00 pm using a Zoom platform. The Monday evening meetings are January 31st, April 25th, July 25th, and October 24th. Members may join the meetings by clicking on a link provided by FTxR and posted on the Welcome page of our website and in our quarterly newsletter The Dispatch.

January 31st, 7:00 pm: Michael Bludworth on Houston's Early Aviation History

Michael Bludworth


April 25th, 7:00 pm: George Slaughter on the History of Spring Branch

George Slaughter Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/FTXR-Slaughter04-25-22

George Slaughter


July 25th, 7:00 pm: Donald Hayes on the History of Pearland

Donald Hayes Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/FTXR-Hayes07-25-22

Donald Hayes


October 24th, 7:00 pm: Jeff Lindemann on Mid-Nineteenth Century German Emigrants’ Journey from Downtown Bremen to Downtown Houston

Jeff Lindemann Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/FTXR-Lindemann10-24-22

NOTE: The October general meeting, which would normally occur on the last Monday of October, the 31st, will take place on Monday, October 24th.

Jeff Lindemann