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Astrodome Shame

St Louis absolutely shames Houston on the Astrodome with unabashed big money love of its own historic icon

By Ralph Bivins

It’s a tale of two cities. Two symbolic structures. Both 50 years old. For cities that dream big, 1965 was a very good year. Fifty years ago, St. Louis completed its Gateway Arch in O ...


Heritage Society's Spring SIP (See Irreplaceable Places) Series

Houston is full of historic buildings with unique stories to tell. The Heritage Society shares these buildings and stories, providing a chance for you to see irreplaceable places. Join on Feb.


A Different Neighborhood

New Heights enclave defies Houston's teardown craze for a walkable marvel: Bell Heights honors history & modern living

By Promoted Series Correspondent

The building boom of 2014 set records for new construction with a staggering 41 percent increase in permitting over the previous calendar year. With each new permit, demolition usually follows &mda ...


2015 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment

The largest battle reenactment in the state is the centerpiece of the San Jacinto Day Festival on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. The reenactment recreates the events leading up t


2015 B.K. Smith Lecture in History: "Why It Is Time to Take a New Look at 1914 and Why It Matters a Century Later" by Michael S. Neiberg

With backgrounds in social history, military history, French history and American history, Michael S. Neiberg has published widely on the theme of war in the world, especially in the era of the two


Bayou Bend Family Day: African-American Heritage

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

A day of fun and entertainment awaits visitors at Bayou Bend Family Days. Activities, music, demonstrations, performances, craft workshops, giveaways and more abound throughout the home and gardens


Whatever Floats

Quick change of party venue introduces guests to creative EaDo lab where anything is possible

By Joel Luks

Quick on their feet, the Houston Arts Alliance crew decided that moving this party from the Buffalo Bayou Silos to Houston Makerspace was the right thing to do as precipitation threatened to rain o ...


Author Talk and Book Signing: Houston's Forgotten Heritage

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Join authors Dorothy Knox Howe Houghton, Barrie Scardino Bradley and Katherine Howe as they celebrate the just-released reprint of their award-winning history book, Houston's Forgotten Heritage


Heritage Society exhibit opening: Paper in Pieces, Larger Than Life: The Art of Avril Falgout

See a dozen of Avril Falgout's expressive and unique sculpted figures of paper mache at The Heritage Society from Nov. 6 through Jan. 17, 2015. Paper in Pieces, Larger Than Life: The Art of Avr


Houston's Tear Down Shame

Tearing down history: Houston's shameful disdain of historic preservation must stop — bulldozer city stinks

By Ralph Bivins

Houston’s bulldozer crowd has dominated things long enough. Tearing down anything that stands in the way of making a quick buck is not smart business for Houston. Our city leaders of the ...


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