The Village Downtown
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to dance salsa, then this is the
night for you. The award-winning lessons on Wednesday nights are
comprehensive and one hour longer than Saturday’s 30-minute intro
lesson. Each week you’re taught all new moves, always beginning with a
refresher of the basics and then moving into new material (no partner
or experience is necessary.)
After the lesson, the dance floor opens up to social dancing. If you
just want to come out for the dancing, then arrive at 9:30 and hit the
dance floor. Just like Saturdays, you can dance to salsa, merengue and bachata. And, if you’re 21+, bring your ID for sangria, wine and beer specials each week!
* Wednesday nights weekly
* Lesson: 8pm – 9:30pm = $8 (dancing included after lesson)
* Just dancing: 9:30pm – 12am = $5
* Free parking
* Drink specials (bring ID if 21+)
Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George Bush was a successful and pioneering Texas oilman, first on land and then offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. As a tribute to his role in the development and use of the innovative independent leg offshore jack-up rig Scorpion launched by LeTourneau in 1956, the exhibit tells the story of offshore drilling. It focuses on the history, development and future of offshore drilling, with an emphasis on the work of George Bush, emerging technologies and ongoing research at Texas A&M University.
With Shell as title sponsor and supporting sponsorships from Ensco, Schlumberger and Move Resource Group, the exhibit covers all aspects of the search for oil offshore, with a special look at the geology of finding oil, focusing on exploration of the Gulf of Mexico. Industry pioneers recount their personal experiences. Visitors will be taken from start to finish — developing the "play" to platform production — via an interactive display.
A video wall highlights careers and life on board a rig. See models of the various rigs, platforms and supply vessels that are used in the industry, and pieces of drilling equipment. Additional exhibits feature Smart Gulf and Scientific Research from Texas A&M University.
Expertise for the exhibit has been provided by our partnerships with The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum; Texas A&M University through the College of Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Department of Oceanography and Offshore Technology Research; LeTourneau University and PennWell.
Tracy Paine, Tracy.Paine@nara.gov, 979-691-4014