dumped and Forgotten  exhibit

dumped and Forgotten  exhibit

Wed., May 17–Sat. August 4, 2018
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Tues.–Sat.
Admission: $5 for adults, $2 children 5–18


This amazing, never-before exhibited archeology collection has received new life with modern conservation treatments and has been researched by experts in munitions. The result of this year-long project is to educate visitors about Houston’s role as a port city in the Civil War, to discover what happened to these artifacts once abandoned in the bayou, and to learn about the techniques used to conserve artifacts left underwater for decades.

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Texas, the Anaconda, and the Milam Street Blockade Runner
by Andy Hall

 Milam street blockade runner

Milam street blockade runner

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:00–1:00 p.m.
Free for members, $5 for non-members

 

During the American Civil War, Texas played an increasingly important role in the smuggling of materials in and out of the Confederacy. Hall will discuss the important role Houstonians played in that, and made fortunes that served as a foundation of legacies remain woven into the community's fabric today. But did a blockade runner REALLY make it all the way up past Allen's Landing?

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Specialty Tours at
Old Place
 

 1823 Old Place

1823 Old Place

First and Third Fridays
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Meet in the Museum Gallery
$10

Every Friday a costumed docent will give you a tour about life in Austin's Colony. The tour focuses on the hardships of daily life in the early 1820s. A costumed interpreter explains and demonstrates important facets of textile production on the frontier - spinning, dyeing, and weaving in addition to the regular domestic activities of that era.  Other areas being addressed include building construction methods and tools, the empressario system of colonization in Texas, and land grants. 

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