Author Andrew W. Hall July Guest Speaker For Historical Commission

LIBERTY, July 9, 2013 - The Liberty County Historical Commission will host guest speaker and author, Andrew W. Hall on Monday evening, July 15th, 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty, Texas. 

Andy Hall is a native of Galveston and has spent most of his life on the Texas coast.  He spent his early working years, beginning while still an undergraduate student, in local history museums, including the Texas Maritime University.  For the last twenty years, Hall has served as a volunteer with the Texas Historical Commission investigating shipwrecks and in 2001 was part of the first group of state marine archaeological stewards appointed in the United States.

Hall has worked on numerous marine archaeology projects in Texas notably from 1995 to 2002 on the Denbigh Project, the most extensive excavation and research program on a Civil War blockade runner in the Gulf of Mexico.  Mr. Hall’s most recent work, Galveston-Houston Packet: Steamboats on Buffalo Bayou will be featured during his program.  Books will be available for purchase and Mr. Hall will be glad to personalize and sign copies.

The Liberty County Historical Commission meets quarterly, January, April, July and October.  These meetings are open to the public and all residents of Liberty County are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please call County Chairman, Linda Jamison at 936-258-9141.

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