Virtual Discussion | History Book Club “The Poison Plot”

Look to the MFAH for good books and great conversations! The History Book Club presents free, in-depth discussions on 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 May is The Poison Plot: A Tale of Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport. This dramatic documentation tells the story of a woman accused of attempting to kill her husband. Author Elaine Forman Crane takes readers into the private lives of supposedly proper residents of 18th-century Newport, Rhode Island. 

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / 1:30 p.m. Central Time

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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 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.