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Extended
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.


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.
 

Sunday, March 1, 2015
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 Texas Independence and the formation of the Republic of Texas. Children and their families will enjoy interactive entertainment by the Celtaire Band and create Texas crafts. View "Financing the Republic of Texas" exhibit and learn about the money trail that followed the fight for Independence from Mexico and even see counterfeit money. Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, March 19, 2015
Jerry and Marvy Finger Lecture Series
How to Spend your Way Out of a Debt Crises: Lessons from the Republic of Texas
by James P. Bevill
The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Award-winning author James P. Bevill pulls no punches in this enlightening presentation about the role that money and finances played in the in the founding of and the ultimate loss of sovereignty by the Republic of Texas. The story covers handwritten promises, treasury warrants, audited paper, stock, debt instruments and all issues of Republic of Texas paper money. An overview of how these fit together will tell an uncensored history of Texas which describes a government on the brink of both military and financial extinction. The surprising and sometimes shocking revelations about the Republic of Texas's finances and the consequences for Texas brief independence will forever change the listener's view of  the revolution and its aftermath.


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 $200 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, enjoy fabulous hors d'oeuvres, get an inside look at some of Houston's most irreplaceable historic buildings and support The Heritage Society at the same time.
Register here!


Wednesday, April 29, 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 $200 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, enjoy fabulous hors d'oeuvres, get an inside look at some of Houston's most irreplaceable historic buildings and support The Heritage Society at the same time.
Register here!


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 $200 for the S.I.P. Series
Sip cocktails, enjoy fabulous hors d'oeuvres, get an inside look at some of Houston's most irreplaceable historic buildings and support The Heritage Society at the same time.
Register here!

 

 

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

 

 
 

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