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Distinguished Lecture Series: Jim Moloney

1900 N. Chaparral St.
November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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The Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History is honored to welcome Jim Moloney as part of our Distinguished Lecture Series. Join us at 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2022, for a riveting lecture on “The Tarpon Club of Texas & the Genius of E. H. R. Green”.

About Jim Moloney:

Jim Moloney is a businessman with an interest in the history of the Corpus Christi area. He is known for his presentations on local history, illustrated by his extensive collection of postcards and other ephemera. He is the co-author of “1919 – The Storm & Corpus Christi – A History” with Murphy Givens.

Lecture Info:

In 1898, the Tarpon Club of Texas was the most expensive, and exclusive club the world had ever seen. E.H.R. Green located the club on St. Joseph Island adjacent to Aransas Pass. Its membership was dubbed the “First Four Hundred Sportsmen of America,” a privileged group with “more politicians and businessmen that in any other similar organization in the United States” and whose “wealth combined reaches into the hundred-millions.”

Tarpon Club members killed so many ducks that sharks congregated in the shallows near Harbor Island to gorge on downed birds before they could be retrieved. In their pursuit of the tarpon – the silver king – club members smashed records and set standards in the nascent sport of big game fishing. It was America’s gilded sporting era.

Between 1898 and 1902, press from around the world covered everything Tarpon Club. In 1903 they stopped. A year later the legendary club closed its doors.

Additional Event Details:

Lectures Held 2nd Tuesday of the Month

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Lecture from 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Q & A Session from 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

FREE to the Public, Donations Appreciated

Complimentary Beer & Hor D’oeuvres (w/ I.D.)

Distinguished Lecture Series: Upcoming Speakers

September 13, 2022
Randy Bissell, Geoscientist & Texas Master Naturalist
“Five Near-Recent Geological Events that have Shaped the South Texas Coast”

October 11, 2022
Lari Jo Edwards, STMN
“Wildflower Seedball Creations-Native Wildflowers of the Coastal Bend”

November 8, 2022
Jim Moloney
“The Tarpon Club of Texas and the Genius of E.H.R. Green”

January 10, 2023
Dr. Elda Sanchez, Director of Natural Toxins Research Center, TAMUK
“Research at the National Natural Toxins Research Center”

February 14, 2023
Mary Jo O’Rear, Nueces County Historical Society
“The Army’s Love/Hate Affair with Corpus Christi: Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, and the Occupation Troops of 1845”

March 14, 2023
Mark Pusateri, Copano Bay Press
“The Mapping of Texas”


Date: November 8
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Venue Name: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Address: 1900 N. Chaparral St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
Phone: 361-826-4667