A View from the Trenches:
The Oberwetter World War I Collection Exhibition

 Oberwetter exhibit

Oberwetter exhibit

Wed., February 21–Sat. April 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Tues.–Sat.
admission is free
 

Images of war are powerful.  Buildings crumbling, bridges blown to pieces, roads destroyed, and the men in uniform marching through it with their weapons of war and destruction. These are the images photographed by a Texas man fighting in France during World War I. A soldier with the 23rd Engineers, Austin Oberwetter used his camera to capture his experience. Oberwetter not only shows us destruction, but also the faces of the soldiers and the conditions they had to endure.  His collection of photographs is totally unique, and at the same time, very familiar to those who study the history of World War I.

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See Interesting Places (SIP)
1912 Building
in East Montrose

 1912 building

1912 building

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6:30–8:30 p.m.
$45members/ $50 for non-members

 

This historic home of a Texas state representative, Harris County judge, and mayor of the City of Houston. Constructed in 1912, this home is where the idea of a covered sports stadium was first discussed which resulted in the eventual construction of the Astrodome.

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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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