62nd Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show: Lecture Series

Robert K. Whittman

The 62nd Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show features more 50 premier antiques dealers from around the world. In addition, the Bobby Sue Smith Cohn and Mary Francis Bowles Couper Lecture Series and Book Signing brings renowned speakers such as William Seale, Robert Wittman, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush and Cornelia Guest.

Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. — William Seale
Since 1975, American historian William Seale has been an independent scholar concerned with historical writing and the restoration of historic American buildings, notably state capitols. Seale will sign copies of his book The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918.

Nov. 20, 6:15 p.m. — Robert Wittman
Former FBI agent and author Robert Wittman has many accomplishments including the creation of the bureau's Art Crime Team, which recovered more than $300 million of stolen art and cultural property. Wittman will speak to show guests about his book, Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures, and sign copies of his book following the forum.

Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. — Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
Featured speakers Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, daughters of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, are both Theta alumni from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University.

Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m. — Cornelia Guest
Cornelia Guest wears many hats as animal activist, philanthropist and author. She has also created a cruelty-free handbag line and was awarded the Rising Star by the Fashion Group for her designs that are carried in many stores throughout the country. Guest will sign copies of her book, Simple Pleasures: Healthy Seasonal Cooking and Easy Entertaining, following the forum. She will offer her custom handbags for purchase.



George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010


$10 for the lecture in addition to $10 admission to general event.
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