Exhibition
Bayou City Blitz:
The History of Houston Football

Sam Houston High School, Mike Vance collection

Sam Houston High School, Mike Vance collection

Wed., Jan. 18,–Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Tues.–Sat.
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.

Current Exhibit

 

Bayou City Blitz
Discussion Panel
Houston Oilers
 

Earl Campbell, HMRC, houston public Library

Earl Campbell, HMRC, houston public Library

Wed., January 25, 2017
7:00–8:30 p.m.
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free admission

Former Houston Oilers discuss their experiences with the team and answer questions.

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Lecture
Finger Lecture Series
Myths of the Republic of Texas
 

The Heritage Society Permanent collection

The Heritage Society Permanent collection

Thurs., February 16, 2017
12:00–1:00 p.m.
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Ramos will discuss the history and contradictions of the Republic of Texas in order to understand the various meanings it has taken. How should we reconcile the history of American annexation and expansion with the rhetoric of Texas nationalism in the past and present? 

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