Virtual Discussion | History Book Club “The Age of Wood”


Look to the MFAH for good books and great conversations! The History Book Club presents free discussions about literature and art, and you’re invited. These talks focus on books about 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 book selection for July takes readers on a sweeping, 10-million-year journey from Asia and Africa to England. In The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization, British biologist Roland Ennos reinterprets human history and shows how trees and the unique properties of wood have shaped bodies and minds, societies and lives.

Free / Live via Zoom
Wednesday, July 13, 1:30 p.m. Central Time
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“Ennos shares his insatiable curiosity, and he does so entertainingly.” —Washington Post

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


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

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; Bobbie Nau; 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; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; and the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment.