Lecture Series


History Lectures:

Thanks to UTC Overseas, HMM is able to offer a FREE maritime history lecture each month!

Stay tuned for updates about the next history lecture.


Upcoming History Lectures

February 10, 2015

Civil War Blockaders

with author, Andrew Hall

March 10, 2015

Purging the Seas: Government Reaction to Piracy, 1600 – 2015
with Kim Todt and Elizabeth Nyman



Industry Lectures:

December 2, 2014 | 7 – 8 PM

Captain Brian Penoyer 
Commander, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston


In 1790, the United States Coast Guard was established as the nation’s only armed force on the sea until the Navy Department was launched.  Today, the Coast Guard functions as both a military force and a federal law enforcement agency, protecting the United States in peacetime and war. Join us to hear Captain Brian Penoyer discuss the evolution of the agency through over 220 years of service to the nation.

Captain Brian Penoyer is the Commander of the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. He assumed command in June 2013 and is responsible for directing all Coast Guard missions in Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana. He previously served as a Military Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and as Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Congressional Affairs.

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For information and videos of past history and industry lectures click here.

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All lectures are held at the Houston Maritime Museum, are free to the public, and include admission to the museum collections. Refreshments are served!