Welcome to the John Openshaw Society

Where Houston’s Sherlockians Meet


We are a group of people located in Houston from different backgrounds, professions, and areas of life. We get together under one common interest: Sherlock Holmes. At John Openshaw Society, we meet to discuss anything and everything related to Sherlock Holmes and his trustworthy biographer, Dr. John Watson.
Our society has been featured in numerous press publications and well known locations such as the Houston Chronicle and Houston Museum of Natural Science. Additionally, several of our members are actors at well known theaters around the city.
We typically meet every other month on a Sunday at 5pm at the Black Labrador in Montrose. The specific Sunday is chosen at the most recent meeting. However, we often get together for plays, tea, museum visits, and other gatherings related to the Victorian era. Keep an eye out on the Events Calendar as well as email correspondence from our 3rd Pip’s mailing list sent to all members.

Interested in joining the John Openshaw Society?

New Sherlockians are always welcome!

Latest Presentations

Brian Clark Presents: The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk – A Brief Analysis

During our September 2019 meeting, First Pip Brian Clark presented an excellent analysis of our chosen reading, The Adventure [...]

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Kevin Beard Presents: The Failures of Sherlock Holmes

During our meeting on January 27th, 2019, our member Kevin Beard presented a fascinating presentation on the Failures of [...]

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Brian Clark Presents: The Anti-Holmes

At our meeting on September 23rd, 2018, Brian presented a wonderful presentation titled “The Anti-Holmes(es): A (mostly) whimsical mental [...]

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