Upcoming Meetings and Events
March 22, 2018 - League City Historical Society Meeting
 
Location: West Bay Common School Children;s Museum, 210 North Kansas League City, Texas 77573
 
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
 
Topic: Shaking the Crystal Ball: What is the Future of Small Museums?
 
A small museum's day-to-day work requires all hands on deck and all the dollars we can squeeze out of our budgets. Often it takes every bit of time and energy we've got to handle the responsibilities of NOW, much less anticipate what will come TOMORROW. So how can we possibly envision the potential growth-and developmental gaps-of our organizations months and years into the FUTURE? Learn how to look at your museum's health and vitality on multiple levels to consider challenges such as leadership development, succession planning, financial sustainability, audience development, and community engagement.
 
Ruth Ann Rugg is Director of Special Projects, Texas Association of Museums (TAM), Fort Worth. An established professional with almost four decades of leadership and museum experience, she is well versed in the challenges facing museums today. Rugg is an advocate for collaboration and productive partnerships within the cultural heritage and museum community. Her primary focus is on sustainability and relevance. In her role with TAM, she secures support and funding for major initiatives that create opportunities for substantive growth. Currently she is involved in a two-year project in the Houston area called Finding Alternative Futures: Sustainability Through Coaching.
 
A native Texan, Rugg received her education at Texas Christian University. Her museum career includes posts at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth; and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas. She joined the staff of TAM as Executive Director in 2008 and served in that capacity until 2016 when she assumed her present role.


April 21, 2018 - League City Historical Yard Sale
 
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April 26, 2018 - League City Historical Society Meeting
 
Location: West Bay Common School Children;s Museum, 210 North Kansas League City, Texas 77573
 
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
 
Topic: The Small Things Matter: Personal Equipment in World War I
 
During its time, World War I was known as the Great War; little did humanity know that it would be the first of several major conflicts during the twentieth century. 2018 marks the centennial commemoration of the Armistice that ended WWI. During the War, battlefield conditions and technology changed so quickly that armies often could not keep up. Historian Michael Bailey will introduce the audience to many of the small items that soldiers had to carry and use to ensure their survival.
 
Michael Bailey has worked in the history field for more than 30 years, in archaeology, libraries, historical sites, and museums. After earning BAs in History and Anthropology, he obtained a graduate certificate from George Washington University and completed a curatorial program at Rutgers University. Michael now makes his home in Brazoria County, where he works in the museum field as a curator and participates with several re-enactment organizations which strive to preserve and present Texas History. For his work with Texas history, he was commissioned an Admiral in the Texas Navy by the Governor of Texas and awarded an Honorary Membership in the Sons of the Republic of Texas.