Bayou Bend and Rienzi 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.

Kicking off the book club’s 2019–2020 season is A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience, by Emerson W. Baker. Joining the discussion via video call is Michelle Morris, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. She specializes in early American history and is conducting research on witchcraft in 17th-century Connecticut.

Drop in! This program is free.

Meet up at the Kilroy Visitor Center at Bayou Bend.


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.