us the second Thursday of each month
at Bellaire's CenterPoint Energy Community Center, 7001 5th St.
begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
|September 8, 2016|
“Ronald McDonald House Houston—Past, Present and Future”
Leslie Bourne, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Houston, will share the
special story of how it began, in 1981, and has provided a home away
from home for thousands of families from all over the world, with care,
compassion and hope to families with seriously ill children being
treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions.
|October 13, 2016|
65 Years in the Community—The History of the Bellaire Library”
help celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Bellaire City Library, Mary
Cohrs, Bellaire City Library Director, will present its history and how
it plans to continue serving future generations.
|November 10, 2016|
George Ranch Historical Park: A Microcosm of Fort Bend County
History that Lives Today”
Godbold, Chief Curator, Fort Bend County Museum Association, George
Ranch Historical Park, will discuss the importance of the George Ranch
and its strong ties to the history of Fort Bend County, beginning with
its founding in Austin’s Colony and continuing through its Brahorn
cattle heyday in the 1930s, and the major impact, even today, the
George family legacy has on its community and greater Houston region.
|December 8, 2016|
Discovery Center—From the Roots Up”
Owen, Executive Director, Nature Discovery Center, will tell how
Bellaire’s unique Nature Discovery Center is honoring its history while
making the renovations and improvements that are necessary to
its mission to ignite life-long curiosity, understanding, and respect
|January 12, 2017|
Missionaries to Visionaries and the Wines of the Lone Star State”
Russell D. Kane, award-winning Texas writer, author and wine
aficionado, will present a unique story of how the Texas Hill Country
wineries have roots as old as any around. It started with the
missionaries in the 1600s. Then came the German and
immigrants in the 1800s. And, today, Texas is America’s fifth
wine producing state.
|February 9, 2017|
U and Bellaire Go to War—The Fight Over the Merger of the Cities”
December 31, 1945, the City Council of West University Place
voted to annex the cities of Bellaire and Southside Place.
Mark Davidson, current Judge, Multidistrict Litigation Harris County
Civil Court, and retired Judge of the 11th District Court, will share
the story of this little-known aspect of Bellaire’s past.
|March 9, 2017|
Brian Hill and Lee C. Ehmke
Houston Zoo—From Earl the Bison to Saving Wildlife—95 Years of
Educating Our Community”
Brian Hill, Retired Director of Public Affairs for the Houston Zoo, will discuss the history of the Houston Zoo starting with Earl the Bison in 1922, to over 6,000 animals and 900 species today. Lee C. Ehmke, President/CEO, Houston Zoo, Inc., and Immediate Past President, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, will talk about the role of zoos in saving animals in the wild.
|April 13, 2017|
Stroll Down Bellaire Boulevard”
Landes, distinguished pianist, organist, arranger, conductor, and
published composer will not be presenting one of his famous musical
programs. Rather, he will be sharing stories about his early
recollections of growing up in the “new” community of Bellaire.
|May 11, 2017|
Election & Dinner
This is the annual
event where Bellaire Historical Society members gather to elect new
Directors & Officers for the next season and share a special
dinner, followed by a challenging Bellaire Trivia Contest.
Past Program Schedules