Monthly Meeting
Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055

When We Meet
Third Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

For meeting information
Email: lindagorski@cs.com Phone: 713-557-1496

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UPDATE ON HOUSTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

I wish I could tell you that our July 16th HAS monthly meeting will go on as usual. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic refuses to go away. As most of you are aware, the Houston area is having a resurgence of the virus. Masks are required in all businesses in Harris County and social distancing is back on the table. Thus, we have decided to cancel meetings at Trini Mendenhall Center until further notice.

Covid-19 advice
To be clear, Trini Mendenhall Community Center is open and is encouraging visitors to wear masks and to social distance. For instance, the auditorium in which we meet holds just over 300 people. The management of the center is limiting the room to 25% occupancy which would be around 80 people. That would easily accommodate the number of folks who turn up at most of our meetings.

However, the community center cannot require people to wear masks. Community centers do not fall under the Governor’s order because the enforcement part of the order relies on currently available health and safety laws that are not applicable to community centers. Since our membership is mostly middle aged to elderly and many fall into the “at risk” category, I strongly believe that everyone at our meetings should wear a mask to be respectful of others. However, it would be up to us to insist that everyone wear a mask at the meeting. I do not want to be the mask police, nor do I want anyone else in our membership to be the mask police. Thus, we have made the decision to cancel our monthly meetings until this crisis is truly over. We are working on ways to provide virtual programs so watch your emails for more information.

In the meantime, here are some guidelines that have been published by the City of Houston to help us get through this pandemic. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Please check in when you can and let us know you are okay – lindagorski@cs.com

 

HAS JOURNAL 141 NOW AVAILABLE

HAS Journal No. 141 is now available. Complimentary copies may be obtained by HAS members at the monthly meetings. Non-HAS members may purchase copies through Amazon.com. Go to the HAS Journals Section for a link to the publication on the Amazon.com website. Alternatively, copies may be purchased at the HAS Monthly Meetings.

The Peopling of the Americas: A Brief Synopsis on the Status of the Current Debate With a Focus on North America by Wilson "Dub" Crook III) NOW AVAILABLE

Report #34 The Peopling of the Americas: A Brief Synopsis on the Status of the Current Debate With a Focus on North America. This publication is available free to members of the Society. Members should make sure that they collect their copy of this report at the next monthly meeting. If you wish to purchase additional copies then you can find them on amazon.com. You can find the appropriate links in our List section.

To learn more about the history behind our archeological society contact Publicity/Outreach: publicoutreach@txhas.org.