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Traveling: It leaves you speechless,
then turns you into a storyteller.

-- Ibn Batutta




Local Programs

Local topical, educational and cultural programs are planned to serve chapters and trail communities. They include travel and arts related talks, lectures, author readings, book signings, demonstrations, performances and other cultural exchange events. Interests may range widely from historic industries and food traditions to popular music and modern performing arts.

The "Local Programs" line of educational programming and community outreach is being developed.

View several program concepts below from past events, which were held at Bohemeo's, a local Houston coffee shop and art space. The examples are programs that organization volunteers have experience with and have successfully presented.

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Program Examples

Author Roger Wood

Author Roger Wood (pictured at the top of the page with Blues musician Milton Hopkins) discusses cross-cultural influences in the arts with guest artists. Creole musician Ed Poullard displays components of an accordion he is constructing, while Roberto Rodriguez talks about German and Czech cultural influences in Mexican-American music.

Accordion Player Roberto Rodriguez

Band leader and musician Roberto Rodriguez tells the audience how the accordion interested him and where numerous diverse influences in his music career originate.

Accordion Builder Ed Poullard

Creole accordionist and instrument maker Ed Poullard describes how Cajun musicians assisted him in becoming the first black accordion builder by sharing traditional expertise.

Wood-Poullard-Rodriguez panel audience

A young audience member, who is dressed to participate in a dia de los muertos cultural celebration and art market, takes photos during the intersting musicians panel discussion.

Indigenous Music

An indigenous music group performs pre-Columbian music to demonstrate the natural instruments and rhythms that developed in North and South America for thousands of years.



With the wide array of visitor interests and amenities, along with educational and historic resources, found along the proposed corridor of the Link Trail (See a preliminary assessment), it offers almost unlimited opportunities for adventure travelers and tourists, in addition to the main reasons for traveling the trail - to experience the land and people by car, bus, bike, on foot, or even by horse or future autonomous (self-driving) vehicle. View more Cultural Interests found on and near on the Link Trail.


More image galleries and updates will be provided. Stay tuned!


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