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African-Americans in Texas History – The 2016 San Jacinto Symposium

Register now for the 2016 San Jacinto Symposium! Estabanico, a North African Slave, was the first documented African to arrive in Texas. He was part of the ill-fated Narvaez expedition that set sail from Spain for the New World in 1527. To make a long story - a really long story - short, Estabanico was one of only four survivors - including the famous Cabeza de Vaca - out of the hundreds that sailed. Shipwrecked on what is believed to be Galveston Island, the four men eventually walked all the way across the continent to the Pacific coast of what would become Mexico.Millions of Africans have come to Texas since Estabanico, many forced because of ...

History Professionals – A “Don’t Miss” Opportunity!

March 14 - 15, the Homestead Museum in Industry, California is hosting their Project Management for History Professionals workshop. It is sponsored by the American Association for State and Local History and it will teach participants how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a museum/historic site context.If you go, take a real project with you! You're going to work with peers to apply project management principles to your project, then return home ready to continue it with your institution in an efficient, orderly and open manner. (I get goosebumps just thinking about it... orderly... wow!)You need to ...

Save Mt. Mariah Baptist Church, First African American Church in Fort Bend County!

The Mt. Mariah Baptist Church of Ft. Bend County, Texas, is leveraging the popular crowdfunding site gofundme.com to save their iconic building from - literally - being mowed down by progress.And what a story! The Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church was established by (4) former slaves just 11 years after slavery ended and was lovingly hand built by its congregation. The church is believed to be the first African American church in Fort Bend County.Sadly the State of Texas has decided to build a new toll road right through the property, wiping away this iconic and historic house of worship, which has served its community for over 139 ...

Dr. Debbie Harwell, HHA Board Member, wins award!

Congratulations to our very own Debbie Z. Harwell, Ph.D. She was awarded the 2015 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize presented by the Southern Association for Women Historians for her book "Wednesdays in Mississippi" as the best book in southern women’s history.Debbie is a busy history pro: she is the managing editor of Houston History Magazine, teaches within the UH History Department, and is a member of the Houston History Alliance board.We are so proud of her! The paperback version comes out the end of February, first of March, so keep your eyes peeled for this very good read.

Missed the 2015 Houston History Conference? We’ve got videos!

Revisit "Houston in the 1860s" on Youtube! Did you want to go to the 2015 conference but just couldn't get away? Was Kelly Ray's talk on the slave census on 1850 on your "must listen" list, but you just couldn't get out? Is your life incomplete without Jaime Gonzalez' scintillating talk on the Antebellum Wilderness before Houston was settled?You are in luck! The entire 2015 Houston History Conference is on YouTube! Take a few moments and check it out! 

Houston Dia de los Muertos Cemetery Tour, November 1!

Get on the bus for this guided cemetery and ofrenda tour of Houston! Sunday, November 1, the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and Service Corporation International are taking folks on a tour of Houston's graveyards. This promises to be a very interesting outing and one not to be missed. Who better to tour cemeteries with than a bunch of anthropologists and a funeral services company?? It doesn't get better than this!The tour is by reservation only and costs $25 a person! Call 713-364-6344 now to reserve your seat!  

Unveiling the Allen Brothers – Monday, October 26th!

Open House and Unveiling at the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research RSVP now to attend the unveiling of new statues honoring Houston founders Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on Monday, October 26, from 4 to 7 pm at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline.The statues will be unveiled by our hosts from the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC, who commissioned the pieces from local Houston artist Lori Betz of the Betz Arts Foundry. The event will also include an open house at the Library.RSVP ASAP: 281-380-7229, or by email jdear@cebridge.net

Contribute to the Handbook of Houston

Houston gets its own special handbook in the Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of Texas Online We are excited to announce the Handbook of Houston, a joint project between the Houston History Alliance and the Texas State Historical Association. Over the next few months, we will be looking for people interested in contributing entries to the handbook. Contributors may be professional historians, students, or almost anyone with a love for Houston and history, and each entry is a concise, encyclopedic-style article of approximately 400-800 words that focuses on an element of Houston’s past.Interested in becoming a contributor for the ...

Announcing The Houston History Alliance!

The Houston History Association is officially changing its name to The Houston History Alliance as of June 1, 2015.  Our new name reinforces our commitment to serve as a resource for Houston’s existing historical, preservation, and educational organizations and institutions. Formed in 2005 by then-Mayor Bill White and Betty Trapp Chapman, the Association was intended to provide a common forum for educating Houstonians about the city’s history. Each year, HHA holds an annual Houston History Conference. We are also officially launching our production of the Handbook of Houston History in conjunction with the Texas State Historical Association. ...