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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.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SIP Series #2 (See Irreplaceable Places)
1890s home in the Heights
6−8 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each event or $200 for the three remaining in the 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, April 16
Jerry and Marvy Finger Lecture Series
Fourth Ward Cottage: A Building Too Significant Not To Have Been Saved
by Randy Pace
The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Randy Pace, author, historian and genealogist will make a presentation about the history and occupants of the Fourth Ward Cottage. The story of the cottage coming to The Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park began way back in the 1970s, and Pace considers researching its history and spearheading the coalition which ultimately led to its preservation as his most important, personal achievement. Small buildings, such as the Fourth Ward Cottage, have just as much significance and importance associated with their architecture and occupants as larger, more imposing ones. And while the captains of industry and commerce, who built the grand, impressive edifices of Houston achieved much, their successes were so dependent upon the contribution and sacrifices of thousands of working-class men and women. These unsung heroes built and occupied modest, but important dwellings, such as the Fourth Ward Cottage.


Saturday, April 25, 2015
A Scavenger Hunt in Sam Houston Park
Historic Bandstand in Sam Houston Park
3:30−6:30 p.m.
Tickets $20 per person/$35 team of two
On Saturday, April 25, from 3:30–6:30 p.m., Houston history buffs and knowledgeable novices alike will be challenged to decipher a set of clues, use the answers to find a variety of historic objects, and snap a digital picture of each to complete the hunt. In the search to find each item, participants will venture across Sam Houston Park, inside some of Houston’s oldest historic structures, and through the city’s intriguing past.

Prizes will be awarded to the individual or team who successfully answers all of the clues in the shortest amount of time. Only a few history savvy sleuths will win, but everyone is invited to enjoy refreshments following the event. Participants must register in advance and have a digital camera or camera phone.You must be 21+ to participate. Grand Prize Winner will receive general admission passes to the Free Press Summer Festival!
Register Here!



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SIP 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 three remaining in the 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
SIP Series #4 (See Irreplaceable Places)
Esperson Building in Downtown Houston

6−8 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each event or $200 for the three remaining in the 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, May 27, 2015
Building Arts Lecture Series
Repair and Preservation of Log Buildings
by Rodger Lee and Monte Parks, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
The Heritage Society Tea Room
7 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members

 

 

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

 

 
 

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