Rienzi and Bayou Bend host great conversations about good books! The History Book Club features discussions about lifestyles and culture in America and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, led by Museum staff.

This time out, explore the history of Elizabeth Stuart—the Winter Queen—and her four highly educated and accomplished daughters. Read Nancy Goldstone’s family saga Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots. Then meet up with other book lovers at Rienzi to share your thoughts.

Drop in! This program is free.

Questions? Contact rienzi@mfah.org


Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Sharon G. Dies; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ann and John Bookout; Tilman Fertitta Family; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; and additional generous donors.

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.