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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.

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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Finger Lecture Series
Dimond Knoll Archeology Site
by Jason W. Barret
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The Heritage Society Tea Room
12−1 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members

In the fall of 1996, TxDOT-sponsored archeological investigations resulted in the discovery of a prehistoric site on a low floodplain mound along the banks of Cypress Creek in northwestern Harris County. Site 41HR796, later named Dimond Knoll, yielded the greatest density of prehistoric stone artifacts among any site recorded previously in the region. Intensive archaeological investigations at the site in 2012 also gave rise to one of the most successful public outreach efforts ever initiated by TxDOT’s Archeological Studies Branch.

This lecture explores the dynamic cultural and environmental factors that characterized the Houston area prior to the arrival of Europeans. The rich artifact record at Dimond Knoll sheds new light on the prehistoric heritage of the Houston area, providing evidence for recurring visitation by mobile foraging groups spanning a period of more than ten millennia. 

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.

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.
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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.
On Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park will host the 52nd Annual Candlelight Tour, a wonderful holiday tradition. This year we celebrate “firsts” such as the Staiti, Nichols, and Yates families’ first holiday celebrations in their homes. New to Candlelight Tour this year are the Art Market in Connally Plaza, and Paper in Pieces, Larger Than Life: The Art of Avril Falgout, a collection of sculpted paper mache figures on view in Pillot House. The market, presented by Bayou City Art Festival, will feature a variety of works by regional artists, all available for sale. The Pillot House exhibit will feature the expressive and unique work of Avril Falgout, co-winner of the Lawndale Art Center’s 2012 Big Show. This year’s Candlelight Tour will have decorated buildings, historic characters relating stories of the past, carolers, Houston Boychoir in St. John Church, Santa Claus and his Workshop, family musical and magical entertainment and holiday fare at the Candlelight Café.

Gates open at 4p.m. to the Candlelight Tour Art Market, Candlelight Café and Museum Gallery. The historic buildings will open at 5p.m.
This is a rain or shine event.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Texas Decorative Arts
by Wallace Saage
−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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