Food & Family:
A Houston Journey
 

food and family

food and family

on view through January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.–:00 p.m.
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Admission is free

The exhibition Food & Family explores the synergistic role that each of these—food and family—plays in enhancing the cultural significance of the other. The exhibition samples the notion of family as a food delivery system in both its simple (e.g., the domestic kitchen) and its complex (e.g., the ethnic grocery store or the family restaurant) manifestations, while simultaneously treating food as a powerful cultural marker in many aspects of family life, from religion to ethnicity to regional identity. 

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The Heritage Society's
Mexican History
Mural Project

Jesse Sifuentes and Laura Lopez-Cano

Jesse Sifuentes and Laura Lopez-Cano

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The Heritage Society is commissioning a mural to celebrate the many contributions of our city’s Mexican-American community. In the spirit of the great Mexican muralists, this vibrant collective artwork, Mexican Culture in 20th Century Houston, will highlight the places, personalities, concepts and events that shaped the Mexican-American community and laid the foundation for the multicultural city we live in today. Set in Connally Plaza against a dramatic backdrop of City Hall and the downtown skyline, the new mural will be a cultural landmark in the historic heart of Houston.

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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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