Screening of Houston: A Nation's Capitol
This Houston Arts and Media documentary tells the story of the two hurly-burly years when the Bayou City was the capital of the Republic of Texas. As Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar and others squabbled over the direction in which they would lead the fledgling nation, scores of drunken, furloughed soldiers battled in makeshift saloons, on the town's muddy streets and at the dueling grounds which was located south of Texas Avenue, and therefore away from the city limits.
Noted author and historian Stephen Hardin leads a tour of locations that serve as the backbone of this documentary. Interviews with other scholars, snippets of contemporary journals, photographs, maps, music and graphics makes this an engaging way to learn about Houston's beginnings, and the perfect way to celebrate Texas Independence Day.
Presented by The Heritage Society and Houston Arts and Media.