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Houston Maritime Museum History Lecture: "Adventures in Arctic Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering"

The challenges of man and machines operating in the harsh arctic winter environment have led to progressively more sophisticated marine vessels and machinery. The evaluation of arctic environmental


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


Project Row Houses hosts "Eldorado Ballroom Dedication, Concerts and Third Ward Market"

El Dorado Ballroom

The event celebrates the history of music and dancing at the historic Eldorado Ballroom, where many great African-American musicians performed from the 1940s to the 1970s. This two-day event ki


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — including iFest's comeback down under

By Joel Luks

On tap this week are a three-day shopping bash, a global fair of culture, a decisive battle reenactment, a nature festival in suburbia and an appearance from a chanteuse who's been the wing ben ...


2014 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment

Hundreds of history re-enactors will recreate the events leading up to Texas winning its independence 178 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. The largest battle reenactment in


San Jacinto Symposium "The Tejano Side of the Texas Revolution"

The 2014 San Jacinto Symposium looks at the Texas Revolution through the eyes of Texas-born Tejanos who fought for independence from Mexico alongside "newcomers" from the U. S. and Europe


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


Tattered Jeans

A gift inside a gift: Historic Galveston orphanage that proved to be hurricane proof is becoming a museum

By Katie Oxford

Editor’s Note:  If you’re deep into the heart of Texas and its history, then it’s likely that you’ve come across the name of J. P. Bryan Jr.  He’s a descende ...


Heritage Society hosts "A Scavenger Hunt in Sam Houston Park"

Ever wondered about the buildings and homes in Sam Houston Park? How did they get there? Who lived in them? What's inside? With a set of clues, flashlight and digital camera, participants i


Nightclub A Tourist Lure

Historic swinging nightclub's transformation into a tourist center is a win for Houston — and nature

By Ralph Bivins

For the bayou mariner, it’s 29.7621 latitude; 95.3598 longitude. For old hippies, it’s the location of Love Street Light Circus, a 1960s nightclub where you could score a matchbox f ...


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