Photo courtesy of The Heritage Society
The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society (THS) works to tell the stories of the diverse history of Houston and Texas through collections, exhibits, educational programs, film, video, and other content. Founded in 1954 by a number of public-spirited Houstonians to rescue the 1847 Kellum-Noble House from demolition, The Heritage Society has since saved an additional nine historic buildings, moved them from various locations to join the Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park, and restored them to reflect their respective eras. These 10 buildings, along with the museum gallery, serve as historic reference points and exhibition spaces for more than 23,000 artifacts that document life in Houston from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.

There are three main opportunities for volunteering with the Heritage Society: museum guides, tour guides, and library committee volunteers. For more information and to sign up for the next volunteer class, head here.

At the Heritage Society's annual Candlelight Tour, enjoy decorated historic buildings, historic characters relating stories of the past, musical entertainment, Santa's Workshop, and holiday fare at the Candlelight Café.

Membership in the Heritage Society is open to everyone, and comes with a variety of benefits including free historic building tours, free admission to lectures, invitations to exhibit preview parties, discounts at the gift shop, Candlelight Tour tickets, and more. For more information and to join, head here.