See Interesting Places (SIP)
Built in 1893 as a Grocery Store & Home for the Brand Family

See Interesting Places

See Interesting Places

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30–8:30 p.m.
$50 non-member, $45 member


Originally a grocery store, a clinic for the soldiers at Camp Logan, a liquor store, and finally a home to a homeless man that collected junk. During restoration as a home for a business, it was discovered the building was built on cobblestones, on top of the cistern that held the water for the City of Houston. Join us for this SIP and hear the fascinating stories of the renovation.

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The Heritage Society's
Mexican History
Mural Project

Jesse Sifuentes and Laura Lopez-Cano

Jesse Sifuentes and Laura Lopez-Cano

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The Heritage Society is commissioning a mural to celebrate the many contributions of our city’s Mexican-American community. In the spirit of the great Mexican muralists, this vibrant collective artwork, Mexican Culture in 20th Century Houston, will highlight the places, personalities, concepts and events that shaped the Mexican-American community and laid the foundation for the multicultural city we live in today. Set in Connally Plaza against a dramatic backdrop of City Hall and the downtown skyline, the new mural will be a cultural landmark in the historic heart of Houston.

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Specialty Tours at
Old Place
 

1823 Old Place

1823 Old Place

First and Third Fridays
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Meet in the Museum Gallery
$10

Every Friday a costumed docent will give you a tour about life in Austin's Colony. The tour focuses on the hardships of daily life in the early 1820s. A costumed interpreter explains and demonstrates important facets of textile production on the frontier - spinning, dyeing, and weaving in addition to the regular domestic activities of that era.  Other areas being addressed include building construction methods and tools, the empressario system of colonization in Texas, and land grants. 

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