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Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society's Kellum-Noble House
One Allen Center, Second Floor
11 a.m.−2 p.m.
Admission is free
The Heritage Society, in association with Arts Brookfield, has organized Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society’s Kellum-Noble House an exhibition featuring Texas-made furnishings from the mid-19th century. The items on view are from The Heritage Society’s 1847 Kellum-Noble House, which is currently closed to the public for restoration.  This exhibition is sponsored by Arts Brookfield.


November 25, 2014−January 31, 2015
Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free
From 1845 to 1924, the Port of Galveston was a major gateway for American immigration. This exhibition is the first of its kind to explore Galveston’s legacy as a port of entry on a national scale. It brings to light the little-known, yet rich, era of Galveston’s history and importance to the growth of Texas and the American Midwest.

While Ellis Island’s location in New York made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America, and even Asia. The exhibition highlights enduring themes in the history of immigration including the dangers of the journey, making a life in a new land, navigating bureaucracy, and confronting discrimination.

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island is a traveling exhibition by the Bullock Texas State History Museum presented in partnership with Humanities Texas.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Financing  Texas-Exhibit Opening Reception
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
5:30−7 p.m.
Admission is free

February 18−May 16, 2015
Financing The Republic of Texas
Guest Curator James P. Bevill
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free
The money trail that followed the fight for Independence from Mexico, the establishment of the Republic of Texas and eventually annexation is filled with fascinating documents. A war for independence and building a new nation cannot be achieved without funding. As noted by Guest Curator James Bevill in his book The Paper Republic, “the history of early Texas was as much of an economic struggle as it was a military one.” It is documents such as hand-written treasury warrants issued at San Felipe de Austin in 1836 and Texian Loan Scripts signed by Stephen F. Austin or a promise of 640 acres in exchange for a loan signed by Sam Houston that tell this story. Following the money trail also shows how the seat of the Texas government was constantly on the move as the printed bills included “Houston” or ”Austin” depending on the year they were issued. Although the Texans struggled to keep the coffers filled, today these documents represent priceless and tangible pieces of Texas history.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jerry and Marvy Finger Lecture Series
The Old 300: Gone to Texas
by Paul Spellman
The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Learn about the origins of the first Anglo colonist who came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin. Paul will discuss why they came, where they came from, how they got here, and a little bit about the evolution of the book itself.


Thursday, February 25, 2015
Building Arts Lecture Series
Preserving a Landmark: Foundation Stabilization at the Kellum-Noble House
by Patrick Sparks
7 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015
S.I.P. Series #1 (See Irreplaceable Places)
1912 home in Courtlandt Place
6−8 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each event or $250 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, munch hors d'oeuvres, support The Heritage Society and get an inside look at some of Houston's historic homes and buildings.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Heritage Family Day
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
1−4 p.m.
Admission is free

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
S.I.P. Series #2 (See Irreplaceable Places)
1890s home in the Heights
6−8 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each event or $250 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, munch hors d'oeuvres, support The Heritage Society and get an inside look at some of Houston's historic homes and buildings.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
S.I.P. Series #3 (See Irreplaceable Places)
Mid-century modern home in Glenbrook Valley

6−8 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each event or $250 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, munch hors d'oeuvres, support The Heritage Society and get an inside look at some of Houston's historic homes and buildings.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
S.I.P. Series #4 (See Irreplaceable Places)
Esperson Building in Downtown Houston

6−8 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each event or $250 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, munch hors d'oeuvres, support The Heritage Society and get an inside look at some of Houston's historic homes and buildings.

 

 

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

 

 
 

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