Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Houston History Association: Building Houston: From Allen's Landing to the Moon - June 2, 2012

Dear Friend of Houston history:

I am writing to invite you to attend our second annual conference on Houston's history, "Building Houston: From Allen's Landing to the Moon." The day-long conference will explore with experts how Houston emerged from the primitive settlement of its founding in 1836 to become the international city it is today.


This year, we are honored that Mayor Annise Parker will open the conference, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will offer keynote remarks during lunch. The morning session will feature a panel including Barry Moore, FAIA of Gensler and Stephen Fox of Rice University with time for Q&A from the audience. In the afternoon, choose from several dynamic breakout sessions on various topics. At this writing, confirmed sessions are: Building Houston's Cultural Arts; Building Houston's Transportation Infrastructure; Building on Houston's Natural Wealth; Building Houston's Modern Architecture; and Building Houston - To The Moon. You will also have the opportunity to network and visit exhibitors from numerous local history organizations, preservation groups and neighborhoods.

Early Bird Registration (until midnight on May 25, 2012) is $50.00. Late Registration (until midnight on May 29, 2012) is $65.00. If space allows, on-site registration the day of the conference is $75.00. Registration includes lunch and parking. Please click on the link below to register. We look forward to seeing you for an informative and fun conference.

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or email us at: info@houstonhistoryassociation.org

We look forward to seeing you on June 2, 2012 for an informative and fun conference.


Katy Butterwick,

Houston History Association

Houston History Association*P.O. Box 25086*Houston*TX*77265

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Texas Legacy Celebration - May 5, 2012 - Navasota, Texas

Texas Legacy Celebration - Navasota, Texas, May 5, 2012
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On Saturday, May 5, 2012, Texans will be celebrating their history and diverse culture in Navasota, Texas between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at August Horst Park at the VFW Hall (look for the army tank) located at 400 Veterans Memorial Drive.  Entertainment including music, dance and song as well as plenty of other activities await everyone, young and old, who comes out to attend the Texas Legacy Celebration. The statue honoring French explorer RenĂ© Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle will also be re-dedicated in the park. Many historical groups will be participating including: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, The Daughters of the American Revolution, the Lone Star Chapter of The Sons of the Republic of Texas, The Texas Army, The Heritage Museum - Montgomery, County, The Lone Star Volunteers and the Rolling Thunder cannon. Cinco de Mayo (the victory of Mexican army over French army in the first Battle of Puebla) will be remembered. [True Texas historians will recall that the victorious Mexican army was led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin who was born in Goliad, Texas.] There will be numerous reenactors portraying famous Texans as well as Texian soldiersof the Texas Revolution. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with the firing of the cannon "Rolling Thunder." Hope to see all of you there.

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