The Heritage Society has many sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses available.
Program sponsorships are available for The Heritage Society's Mexican History Mural Project:
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.
The style of the mural at THS will evoke 20th century art in the vein of the great Mexican muralists, such as Diego Rivera. The artwork, a collaboration between highly esteemed artists Jesse Sifuentes and Laura Lopez Cano, will be a significant contribution to Houston’s growing catalogue of public art, and the process of painting the mural will be an event in itself since it will be painted in place at Sam Houston Park. Contact Mike Vance at 713.655.1912, ext. 113 for more information.
Exhibition sponsorships are available for:
Dumped and Forgotten Below the Milam Street Bridge (May 9–August 4, 2018). Contact Ginger Berni at 713.655.1912, ext. 102 for more information.
Houston History Gallery (2018). Contact Emily Ardoin at 713.655.1912, ext. 115 for more information.
Contributions to Exhibition Sponsorship supports The Heritage Society in offering quality educational exhibits relating to Houston and the region’s diverse history.
Hurricane Harvey Repairs
Although The Heritage Society did not suffer great damage to its historic houses or collections, even a small amount of damage can be difficult to deal with. One of our 10 historic buildings, the 1868 Pillot house, took in just over 8 inches of water from Buffalo Bayou. Another historic building, 1868 San Felipe Cottage, suffered damage to the HVAC system located under the house. About 30 permanent collection objects, including paintings, furnishings and textiles, were impacted by the flood waters and will need conservation. Staff instituted emergency procedures in Pillot House to dry and clean the floors, and in San Felipe Cottage to stabilize the temperature and humidity. We are thankful for the help provided through TX-CERA and Historic Houston, and to our staff and volunteers who helped with the emergency clean-up and salvage. San Felipe Cottage was reopened for tours on the Tuesday after the storm and all regular operations have resumed. Interested in helping The Heritage Society Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts? You can give through our Annual Fund Drive.
Building sponsorships are currently available for:
1847 Kellum-Noble House
1868 Pillot House
1823 Old Place
1890 St. John Church
1905 Staiti House
Contact Emily Ardoin at 713.655.1912, ext. 115 for more information about how you can sponsor one of The Heritage Society's historic buildings.