As the United States approaches the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, Bayou Bend presents three evenings of exploration focused on the mindset of Americans in the early 1770s.

Using the collection of artifacts exhibited in the house as the starting point, this workshop uncovers compelling narratives that consider the motivations driving Americans to declare independence from Great Britain. A particular focus is placed on Bayou Bend’s collections of ceramics and works on paper.

Dates & Times
“On the Precipice of Revolution” takes place on three Tuesdays. Your ticket provides admission to all sessions. 

Tuesday, February 11, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

$30 ($25 for MFAH members)
Reserve your spot! For admission to this program, contact Bayou Bend’s visitor services department at or 713.639.7750.

“On the Precipice of Revolution” is generously supported by Kay and Dan English.

Education Programs at Bayou Bend receives 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
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Humanities Texas
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
Strake Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon

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