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Houston Museum of African American Culture lecture: "Own the Mask, Own the Town: Contesting Yoruba History, Memory and Identity" by John Thabiti Willis

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is a state that's still grappling with its national identity in the wake of ethnic tensions and religious conflict. Own the Mask, Own the Town: Cont

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

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 ...

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