Lectures at the Petroleum Museum

Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series –sponsored by Abell-Hanger Foundation

The Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series brings explorers, photographers, scientists, and historians from all over the world to the Permian Basin. Special thanks to the Abell-Hanger Foundation for their sponsorship of these events. This is a free, ticketed event. Museum Members are invited to a private reception at 6:30 pm. To support the Museum through membership, click here.  Thank you to Springhill Suites in Midland for providing accommodations for our speaker.

For reservations, call 432-683-4403 or reserve online by clicking here.

September 24th Speaker: Dr. Fredrik Hiebert

Archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow Fredrik Hiebert has searched for human history in some of the world’s most remote and romantic places and put them in context—in terms of conflict, history, and culture. As a field archaeologist and explorer on the ancient Silk Road, he has excavated sites along this historic link between Europe and East Asia. His excavations at a 4,000-year-old Silk Road city in Turkmenistan made headlines around the world. Following this most famous of trade routes led him to Afghanistan, where he identified the Bactrian gold, a trove of Silk Road era artifacts lost during Afghanistan’s decades of cultural upheaval. He has also searched for evidence of ancient submerged settlements in the highest lake of the Silk Road and in South America’s Lake Titicaca. Dr. Hiebert looks forward to extending his enthusiasm for archaeology to you through this incredible presentation.

Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series – sponsored by Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

The Petroleum Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures give our community the chance to visit with authors, scientists, artists, and historians who recount the petroleum industry’s beginning, present and future, along with topics of local and historical interest.  These lectures are sponsored by Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Admission is always free. Drinks and dessert are provided.

Check our News and Events for the upcoming schedule.

September 10th Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Dodge

Dr. Rebecca Dodge, associate professor of geosciences at Midwestern State University, is vice president of the Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and treasurer of the North Texas Geological Society. Dr. Dodge has also organized Earth Science Education, a non-profit organization designed specifically for teachers to help connect science in the classroom to the physical earth science that surrounds students.

Dodge uses geospatial technologies, the science and art of photographic interpretation and map-making, to inform decision-makers on topics such as industrial engineering, biodiversity conservation, forest fire suppression, agricultural monitoring, humanitarian relief, and much more. Hear her expertise about the natural hazards that are impacting State Parks in Texas. Listen and join the discussion about the science of the natural world that surrounds us.

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