The Heritage Society’s collecting scope encompasses four categories. Within each category there is considerable change over time and each has had a significant impact on the built environment of Houston.

The Businesses and Economy of Houston
Including Agriculture & Ranching, Oil & Gas, Mercantile Enterprises & Banking, Medicine & the Medical Center, Space & Technology

The Diverse Population of Houston
Including the Houston area before 1836 up through the diversity of cultures and people who call Houston home in the 21st century.

Transporting Goods and Getting Around Town
Including Railroads, the Ship Channel & Port of Houston, Public Transportation, Roads & Highways.

Living in the Community
Including Arts &Entertainment, Religion, Social Service Organizations, Government/Civics &Politics, Education, Daily/Domestic Life, Historic Preservation Efforts

Collection Donations