The Heritage Society currently offers sixteen community outreach programs to the public. These include fifteen presentations for adults and one traveling trunk show for children. The average time for the program is 45–50 minutes. These programs are presented at the location of your choice for a fee of $60.00 for each show and $30 for each additional show on the same day. Mileage fees may apply. If you are interested in scheduling an Outreach presentation from The Heritage Society, please contact us at 713.655.1912, or email Education Coordinator Elizabeth Martin at

Programs for Adults

  • 178 Years of Houston History traces the history of Houston from the Austin Colony to the present. (May be adapted for younger audiences.)

  • Families of the Park explores the lives of the individuals who lived in the historic structures in Sam Houston Park and their contributions to Houston. 

  • Steeples and Stained Glass follows the development of religious groups in Houston through architecture and congregational history.

  • Staiti House and Gardens focuses on the life and times of Henry Staiti, a pioneer oil operator. His "suburban" gardens were some of the earliest professional landscapes in Houston. 

  • Texas Home Front in WWII explores all aspects of Texas during WWII including industrial efforts, women’s roles, scores of training bases, POW camps and more.

  • Houston Baseball History covers everything baseball in Houston from before the Civil War to the arrival of the major leagues.

  • Houston Black Baseball History tells the history of segregated baseball in Houston including the only Negro League team ever in Texas and an earlier African-American Houston team that was even better

  • Early Houston Sports offers a look at all sports activity in Houston prior to 1950.

  • Port of Houston takes a look at the full history of the Port dating back to the arrival of the Allen Brothers in 1836.

  • Houston Murder Stories tells the tales of little-known but titillating historic true crime in Houston.

  • Bonnie and Clyde gives audiences the true story of the famous outlaw couple including Clyde’s ties to Houston.

  • Houston’s Founders is an in depth look at the important figures and policy shapers in Houston prior to the Civil War.

  • Houston 100 Years Ago paints a full picture of life in the Bayou City 100 years ago.

  • Turning Texas History Into Film is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Texas history documentaries.

  • Teaching History Through Biography uses stories of important Texans to teach broader themes in history.

Children's Programming

Pioneer Trunk Show

Pioneer Trunk Show

Pioneer Trunk Show-Texas history comes to life with The Heritage Society's Pioneer Trunk Show. Our frontier-clad presenter brings the show to your location. Children learn about the past through three-dimensional historical objects. This unique learning experience is suited for children ages 8-12 and ties in perfectly with the Texas history curriculum.