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Maps of Texas

Wed, October 26, 2017–Sat, January 7, 2017
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Free admission

Maps tell us many interesting stories about the past. They depict locations, regions and human interactions. Tracing Texas’s history through an examination of its borders tells us as much about the diversity of people settling here as it does the geography. Historic maps often highlight subjects such as politics, land use, and patterns of settlement that change throughout the region’s history. THS will exhibit a selection of maps from our collection, such as the 1869 W. E. Wood Map of Houston, along with maps of Texas on loan from private collectors and institutions.

Current Exhibit

See Interesting Places (SIP)
Houston's only
Frank Lloyd Wright home

Sunday, October 23, 2016
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Bunker Hill/Memorial area

Known as the William L. Thaxton House, this house was designed and built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1955, it is the only FLW home in Houston, and contains many of the elements for which the architect is known. An addition was added to the home in 1995, designed by Kirksey.

Sip cocktails, enjoy fabulous hors d’ oeuvres, get an inside tour of one of Houston’s most interesting places and support The Heritage Society at the same time! Advance reservations are required; specific address and parking information will be shared after tickets are purchased.

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Finger Lecture Series
Great Texas Ranches
by Mike Jackson

Thusday, October 20, 2016
12–1 p.m.
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

The story of the great Texas ranches is the story of rugged individuals who acquired extensive land holdings and developed successful cattle ranching operations modeled after the Spanish rancheros. These grand old ranches include the XIT Ranch in the Panhandle, the King and Kenedy ranches in south Texas, the Waggoner ranch in northern Texas and the JA ranch in Palo Duro Canyon. Mike Jackson will take the audience on a journey across Texas to explore some of these iconic institutions. This lecture was originally scheduled for August 2016.

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