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June 6−August 2, 2014
Following General Sam Houston, 1793−1863, by Bernhardt Wall
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free
Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall was a producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Today, Wallís books are highly collectible and may be found in private collections, libraries and universities around the world. The etchings for this pictorial biography of Sam Houston were made while Wall was in La Porte, Texas in 1935, close to the battlefield of San Jacinto. At the time, Wall had the assistance of Houstonís one surviving son, Andrew Jackson Houston. One of the over seventy etchings in the book features Sam entering the 1850 Nichols-Rice-Cherry House, now located at The Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park. The exhibit will also feature some personal objects from the Houston family from the Permanent Collection of The Heritage Society. The etchings in this exhibition are on loan from The Printing Museum.

August 4−December 31, 2014
Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society's Kellum-Noble House
One Allen Center, Second Floor
11 a.m.−2 p.m.
Texas Treasures features more than 100 Texas-made furnishings from the mid-19th century, which largely reflects the craft making skills of German immigrants in the state during this period. The items on view are from the Heritage Societyís Kellum-Noble House, which is currently being renovated. This exhibition is sponsored by Arts Brookfield.

August 13−November 15, 2014
Answering the Call to Serve: Camp Logan, Houston, Texas 1917−1919
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free
Learn about the hidden part of Houstonís history that resides in the underbrush at Memorial Park. The exhibit explores the history of Camp Logan with help of local archeologist and will feature The Heritage Societyís Permanent Collection of Camp Logan materials.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Young Houstonians for Old Houston Happy Hour
One Allen Center, 2nd floor
−8 p.m.
Join us for The Heritage society's Young Houstonians for Old Houston Happy Hour! Enjoy beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres at our new offisite exhibit space with other young professionals.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Finger Lecture Series
Camp Logan-Houston's World War I Emergency Training Center
by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski
The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Learn more about the almost-forgotten story of Camp Logan, a military training base built to house 44,000 soldiers in what is now Houston's Memorial Park. This presentation will be a tribute to the soldiers who trained at Camp Logan-including nine Medal of Honor winners and seventy-one African American soldiers who won the French Crois de Guerre!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Building Arts Distinguished Lecture Series
Lighthouses of Texas: Science, Engineering, and the Sentinels of the Sea
by Steph McDougal
The Heritage Society Tea Room
7 p.m.

Free for members, $5 for non-members
Constructed between 1852 and 1918, early lighthouses provided crucial aid to navigation and safety along the Texas coastline. At first consisting of simple lamps mounted on temporary wooden structures, lighthouses soon took the form of large brick or iron towers at major ports and smaller wooden buildings atop cast iron stilts in the bays and estuaries. These were often supplemented with manned lifesaving stations for rescue during shipwrecks. Though these early lighthouses were gradually replaced with automated structures, their design included fascinating elements of nineteenth-century navigation and lifesaving technology. In her presentation, Steph McDougal will discuss this technology and other elements of lighthouse design as explored in her new book, Lighthouses of Texas.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Holiday Tea

Relax and enjoy tea, savories and sweets while you listen to festive holiday music, take a tour of the Museum Gallery and chat with friends and family at The Heritage Society's Holiday Tea.

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14, 2014

52nd Annual Candlelight Tour
5−9 p.m.
Each year, The Heritage Society decorates its historic buildings to reflect holiday traditions from different periods in Houston's past. This is a perfect way to share the holidays with friends and family.



For more information on these events,
please call The Heritage Society at (713) 655-1912.



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