Greetings from Houston: Vintage Postcard Views of the City
Thursday, January 30–Sunday, April 7, 2019
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults, $2 children 5–18
The city of Houston has changed dramatically over its 174 year history. As Daniel E. Monsanto notes in his Postcard History Series book on Houston, “No better medium expresses the city's transformation than the postcard. It acts as a chronicle and a window through time. One can view the earliest beginnings of the city, including horse-drawn carts in the streets and grand railway depots, to our first skyscrapers and suburban development." So much of the history of Houston is contained in The Heritage Society’s collection of over 120 postcards. The variety of images include parks, like our very own Sam Houston Park, familiar structures like the San Jacinto Monument, the Esperson Building and Rice University, and places long gone like the City Auditorium and the Hotel Brazos.