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Greetings from Houston

Greetings from Houston

Thurs., Jan. 30—Sun., June 29, 2019
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Tues.–Sat. & 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sun.
Admission: $5 for adults, $2 children 5–18
 

The furniture on display in our Museum Gallery represents the Texas pioneer version of the same pieces that would have been in any middle-class Victorian home.  The native woods, cow-hide seats, and simplistic German style influences show the distinctness of the Texas-made pieces.  A pair of quilts made by Leona Boucher when she was just twelve years old in 1857 also illustrate the artistry achieved by young women at the time.

We invite you to come see these rare treasures that had previously been on display in the Kellum-Noble house.  If you want to learn more about these pieces and other Texas-made furniture, please visit the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive at http://texasartisans.mfah.org/

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Specialty Tour of
Old Place

Specialty tour

Specialty tour

First and Third Friday
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $10


First and third 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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Mexican-American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston

Mexican History Mural

Mexican History Mural

Connally Plaza
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and
Sunday 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Admission Free

Set in Connally Plaza against a dramatic backdrop of City Hall and the downtown skyline, the mural highlights the places, personalities, concepts and events that shaped the Mexican-American community and laid the foundation for the multicultural city we live in today.

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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!