Food & Family:
A Houston Journey
 

food and family

food and family

on view through January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.–:00 p.m.
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free

The exhibition Food & Family explores the synergistic role that each of these—food and family—plays in enhancing the cultural significance of the other. The exhibition samples the notion of family as a food delivery system in both its simple (e.g., the domestic kitchen) and its complex (e.g., the ethnic grocery store or the family restaurant) manifestations, while simultaneously treating food as a powerful cultural marker in many aspects of family life, from religion to ethnicity to regional identity. 

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giving Tuesday

giving Tuesday

Tuesday November 28, 2017


 

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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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