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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.
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.

August 13−November 15, 2014
Answering the Call to Serve: Camp Logan, Houston, Texas 1917−1919
Co-Curators Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free
Learn about the hidden part of Houston’s history that resides in the underbrush at Memorial Park. The exhibit explores the history of Camp Logan with help of local archeologist and  features The Heritage Society’s Permanent Collection of Camp Logan materials and loans from private collectors.
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Young Houstonians for Old Houston- Happy Hour
OKRA Charity Saloon
924 Congress
6 p.m.

The Heritage Society is one of four selected charities for the month of October! For each food or drink purchase, patrons receive one vote to cast for their favorite of four charities. At the end of the month, the charity with the most votes receives 100% of November's proceeds.Can't make it? Stop by OKRA before October 31st to cast your vote!


Sunday, October 5, 2014
Heritage Family Day
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
1−4 p.m.
Admission is free
Join The Heritage Society at Heritage Family Day as we remember the soldiers from World War I. Children and their families can take part in “holystoning”, a process of scrubbing and whitening the decks, with the Park Rangers from the Battleship Texas. View Answering the Call to Serve: Camp Logan, Houston, Texas exhibit and learn the history behind the military training camp in what is now Memorial Park. Participate in hands-on activities and take a tour of 1823 Old Place. Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Texas Decorative Arts
by Wallace Saage
12
−1 p.m.
One Allen Center, Second Floor
Beginning on August 20, 2014, The Heritage Society will present a monthly lecture in conjunction with Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society’s Kellum-Noble House. The exhibit, presented by Arts Brookfield, and now on display at One Allen Center, features Texas-made furniture from the mid-19th century. Wallace Saage, Collections Curator for The Heritage Society, will be the presenter.


Thursday, October 16, 2014
Finger Lecture Series
History of the Greek Community in Houston
by Constantina Michalos
The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members


Saturday, October 25, 2014
Young Houstonians for Old Houston-History Pub Crawl
2−5 p.m.
$25 for members, $30 for non-members

Join Young Houstonians for Old Houston as we tour historic downtown Houston from a double decker bus! The historic tour will include Sam Houston Park, Market Square along with a few drink stops as part of the tour. Learn which building is the oldest in Houston, as well as which is the most haunted. Because it’s close to Halloween, costumes are encouraged!



November 6, 2014−January 17, 2015
Paper in Pieces, Larger Than Life: The Art of Avril Falgout
1868 Pillot House
By appointment only on Saturdays. As part of a regular house tour Tuesday-Friday
Free on Saturdays, $5 Tuesday−Friday
See a dozen of Avril Falgout’s expressive and unique sculpted figures of paper mache. Paper in Pieces, Larger Than Life: The Art of Avril Falgout will be on display in The Heritage Society's historic Pillot House in a juxtaposition of 19th century period setting with contemporary artist interpreted figures.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Texas Decorative Arts
by Wallace Saage
12
−1 p.m.
One Allen Center, Second Floor
Beginning on August 20, 2014, The Heritage Society will present a monthly lecture in conjunction with Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society’s Kellum-Noble House. The exhibit, presented by Arts Brookfield, and now on display at One Allen Center, features Texas-made furniture from the mid-19th century. Wallace Saage, Collections Curator for The Heritage Society, will be the presenter.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Building Arts Lecture
The Heritage Society Tea Room

7 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Finger Lecture Series
Diamond Knoll Project
by Jason Barret

The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members


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 to 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 New York’s Ellis Island’s location made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America and even Asia. Before the Civil War, it was a major port for forced migration – the sale and transport of slaves from Africa and other points in the United States to Texas. The exhibit highlights enduring themes in the history of immigration, including: the dangers of the journey; making a life in a new land; navigating bureaucracy; confronting discrimination; and becoming “American.”  This is a traveling exhibit from Humanities Texas.
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Holiday Tea
3−5 p.m.
Adults $50, Children $35

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.
Advanced ticket prices: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students (6−18) $5, children 5 and under are free.
Prices at the gate: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students (6−18) $8, children 5 and under are free.
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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Texas Decorative Arts
by Wallace Saage
12
−1 p.m.
One Allen Center, Second Floor
Beginning on August 20, 2014, The Heritage Society will present a monthly lecture in conjunction with Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society’s Kellum-Noble House. The exhibit, presented by Arts Brookfield, and now on display at One Allen Center, features Texas-made furniture from the mid-19th century. Wallace Saage, Collections Curator for The Heritage Society, will be the presenter.

 

 

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

 

 
 

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