Did you know the channel from Galveston Bay to Houston has been in use since 1836? Beginning with Buffalo Bayou, the channel has been expanded at various points since 1836. Eric Young, a longtime docent at the Houston Maritime Museum, will explore the history of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel on Friday, July 20. His presentation will begin at 11 AM in the library’s meeting room.
The Houston Maritime Museum is located near Rice University and is focused on preserving maritime history and marine industry. The museum houses numerous ship models. Mr. Young will have several models available to view at the presentation.
This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.