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Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture: "Camp Logan: Houston's World War I Emergency Training Center" by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski

Learn more about the almost-forgotten story of Camp Logan, a military training base built to house 44,000 soldiers in what is now Houston's Memorial Park. This presentation is a tribute to the


Heritage Society hosts "Young Houstonians for Old Houston" Happy Hour

Join friends and colleagues for a happy hour and become a part of Young Houstonians for Old Houston. Sam Houston will not be present, but his chair will be. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be


Heritage Society exhibition opening: Answering The Call to Serve Camp Logan, Houston, Texas 1917–1919

This summer marks 100 years since Germany invaded Belgium and Europe went to war. When the United States entered the global conflict in April of 1917, the country was unprepared. In an effort to mo


Building Arts Distinguished Lecture: Lighthouses of Texas: Science, Engineering and the Sentinels of the Sea by Steph McDougal

Constructed between 1852 and 1918, early lighthouses provided crucial aid to navigation and safety along the Texas coastline. At first consisting of simple lamps mounted on temporary wooden structu


Heritage Society exhibition opening: Following General Sam Houston, 1793–1863 by Bernhardt Wall

Artist and historian Bernhardt Wall was a producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Today, Wall's books are highly collectible a


Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture: "Three Ballparks: Pre-WWII Baseball in Houston" By Mike Vance

One hundred twenty years before Minute Maid Park opened, Houstonians were enjoying downtown baseball. During that span, more than three-fourths of all the players enshrined in Baseball's Hall o


Building Arts Distinguished Lecture: "The Texas Company: Rehabilitation of a Houston Landmark" By Anna Mod

The Texas Company building, designed by Warren and Wetmore, is currently undergoing rehabilitation for reuse as apartments. Constructed in 1915, 1936 and 1959, the building's limestone and maso


Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series: "Your Beautiful 1910 Courthouse" by Will Howard

The lecture, "Your Beautiful 1910 Courthouse," will explore the architecture and artwork of the Beaux Arts variations by Andrea Palladio of a Greek temple and a Roman palace. To reserve a


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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events, celestial celebration included

By Joel Luks

Let's fling into spring, shall we? On the itinerary this week is a learn-and-play scavenger hunt, a young professionals fundraising race, an art installation that looks directly to the source o ...


Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series: Texas Courthouses by Pat and Don Townzen

Longtime Houstonians Pat and Don Townzen were looking for an interesting project to occupy themselves after retirement. Don's hobby of photography led them to set out on a journe


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