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Maps of Texas

Wed, October 26, 2016–Sat, January 7, 2017
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Free admission

Maps tell us many interesting stories about the past. They depict locations, regions and human interactions. Tracing Texas’s history through an examination of its borders tells us as much about the diversity of people settling here as it does the geography. Historic maps often highlight subjects such as politics, land use, and patterns of settlement that change throughout the region’s history. THS will exhibit a selection of maps from our collection, such as the 1869 W. E. Wood Map of Houston, along with maps of Texas on loan from private collectors and institutions.

Current Exhibit

54th Annual Candlelight Tour


Saturday, December 10, 3:00–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 4:00–8:00 p.m.
Sam Houston Park

Advance tickets: Adult $10, Senior $8, Youth (6–18) $5, 5 years and under are free.

This holiday season, visit The Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park, where we are pleased to invite you and yours to join us once again as we celebrate one of Houston’s most keenly anticipated holiday traditions, our famous Candlelight Tour.

This Houston holiday tradition will take you and your loved ones back in time, to an open-hearted world filled with families gathering in cozy homes to count their blessings over a warm hearth. culture to café culture.

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Bayou City Blitz


Wed., Jan. 18,–Sat., Apr 29, 2017
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Free admission

Houston is a city that thrives on football. A sold out NRG Stadium and a lengthy waiting list for Texans season tickets are only the latest manifestations of a gridiron fixation that dates back more than a century. From the NFL to colleges, high schools and pick-up games in the park, Houstonians love the pigskin like few other cities in America. Visitors to the exhibit will explore Houston’s football past through iconic photographs and video, vintage equipment, trophies, uniforms, programs and other memorabilia.

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