For the safety of our visitors and staff, the MFAH continues to require face masks/coverings. Advance timed tickets are recommended.

Virtual Discussion: History Book Club “Longitude”


Look to the MFAH for good books and great conversations! The History Book Club presents free, in-depth discussions on literature and art.

Throughout the year, you’re invited to join these talks about books on life in Europe and America during the 18th and 19th centuries, inspired by the collections of the two MFAH house museums: Bayou Bend and Rienzi.

The March selection is Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel. Download the reading guide.

• Live via Zoom
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 / 1:30 p.m. Central Time

Questions? 713.639.7800 or 713.639.7759 / rienzi@mfah.org or bayoubend@mfah.org  

Learn more about the History Book Club


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

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; Bobbie Nau; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; 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.