This month, special guest Guy Thompson will be joining the group to talk about Plants Native to the Eanes Area from 1880s to Present.

Dr. Thompson was born and raised in Mississippi, on the banks of Ol’ Man River.  He attended college there before serving in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He then earned a Ph. D. in Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology.  After a period at the University of Washington, he spent 34 years researching and teaching in the Botany Department of the University of Texas at Austin.

Following his retirement in 2000, he has dedicated most of his free time volunteering for Nature Conservancy, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the City of Austin.  He also tends flowerbeds at Westbank Library.

On the second Monday of each month, join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!

Would you like to know how a Mexican faith healer changed the land use in these rugged hills? Can you name the act of outrageous generosity that created a permanent home for the Eanes School? Do you live in the Westbank neighborhood that has materials recycled from the Texas Capitol fire of 1881?

Questions? Contact Colleen Cunningham at or Ellen Balthazar at