Stories of Houston
Tour authentically restored buildings that span the city's history from before statehood to the oil boom of the early 20th century. See furnishings that reflect the lifestyles and cultural influences of Houston's earliest residents. Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities for learning about the growth and development of the city. Hear experts tell the stories of the people who came to Houston seeking new opportunities. Experience Houston's history through exhibitions about the city's diverse population. Celebrate Houston here!
The Heritage Society produces videos on all aspects of Houston and Texas history. They range from feature length documentaries to short history Slices. The award-winning Birth of Texas Series has appeared on PBS and HISD-TV and is utilized in over 80 schools districts around the state. You may purchase DVD copies of the feature films through this website, and learn more about our fascinating history on our YouTube Channel. visit our YouTube channel. Purchase now!
Port of Plenty
Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
The Heritage Society Tea Room
admission is free but seating is limited
Please RSVP at 713.655.1912, ext 102
Houston has a ship channel through which many goods and goodies arrive. Spices. Candy. Cheeses. Wine! Family food businesses use the ship channel to import all kinds of yummy and exotic comestibles. Come prepared to nibble and sip the global bounty.
See Interesting Places (SIP)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
1929 Joseph Finger-Designed Office Building
$50 non-member/$45 THS member
Explore this award winning office building in downtown Houston as you "sip" with The Heritage Society on Thursday, November 16. Designed in 1929 by renowned architect Joseph Finger, the Italian Renaissance Revival style building boasts a rooftop terrace and lovingly restored private getaway that you won't want to miss seeing.
Specialty Tours at
First and Third Fridays
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Meet in the Museum Gallery
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.