October marked the beginning of Texas Archeology Month, a monthlong celebration of Texas’ archeological heritage. Numerous organizations and institutions host public events to heighten awareness and appreciation of this heritage in communities across the state.
In recognition of Texas Archeology Month, the Brazoria County Historical Museum kicked off its Archeological Lecture Series last week with Shannon Smith, who presented “Jordan Plantation Unearthed,” a summary of the 2018 archeological investigations at the Levi Jordan Plantation focusing closely on one of the known slave quarters.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, author William Moore will present his book “The Texas Calaboose and Other Forgotten Jails.” Moore will share the first guidebook on calabooses still in existence in Texas. He explores the history of the calaboose, including its construction, use and eventual decline.
On Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, discover the archival riches of the Texas General Land Office as Dr. Brian Stauffer provides practical guidance on performing research in the GLO’s Spanish Collection.
The fourth and final program in the series is “Native Trade Trails through Southeast Texas” presented by Dr. Jason Barrett with the Texas Department of Transportation’s archaeological studies branch.
All programs are free and open to the public. The Brazoria County Historical Museum is at 100 East Cedar in Angleton. For information call 979-864-1208 or follow the museum’s Facebook page.