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

Courtesy photo

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 and may be found in private collections, libraries and universities around the world. The etchings for this pictorial biography of Sam Houston were made while Wall was in La Porte in 1935, close to the battlefield of San Jacinto. At the time, Wall had the assistance of Houston's one surviving son, Andrew Jackson Houston.

One of the more than 70 etchings in the book features Sam Houston entering the 1850 Nichols-Rice-Cherry House, now located at the Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park. The exhibit will also feature some personal objects from the Houston family from the permanent collection of The Heritage Society. The etchings in this exhibition are on loan from the Printing Museum.

On view through Aug. 2.



The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


Admission is free.
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