“The Land” was the topic of the 164th anniversary meeting of the Philosophical Society of Texas, held at
The meeting began on Friday with lunch and a tour of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, followed by a reception and dinner at the University of Texas Alumni Center. The evening featured readings by Liz Carpenter, Steve Harrigan, Elizabeth Crook, Tim Henderson, and Karen Kuykendall on the topic of “The Land We Know.”
Frank D. Welch, an architect with Frank Welch and Associates in
Members and guests gathered for a reception and dinner at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday evening. Attendees enjoyed the museum exhibits, which remained open for viewing during the evening, and danced to the music of Corkey Robinson and the Keynotes.
At the annual business meeting, held on Sunday morning, Vice-President George C. Wright read the names of Society members who had died during the previous year: Charles Nelson Prothro, Ralph H. Shuffler, and Dan C. Williams.
Secretary Ron Tyler announced that Society membership stood at 196 active members, 68 associate members, and 36 emeritus members.
Officers elected for the coming year are George C. Wright, president; J. Sam Moore, first vice-president; Alfred F. Hurley, second vice-president; J. Chrys Dougherty III, treasurer; and Ron Tyler, secretary.
An open discussion on “The Future of the Land” concluded the meeting, and President Temple declared the meeting adjourned until December 6,2002, in Fort Worth.