Un-Cross Talk with Jacqui Sutton, June 2017

Following in the tradition of Miss Ann’s Playpen, I welcome you to Jacqui’s version of the Playpen, known locally as the Frontier Jazz Orchestra—a chamber style jazz ensemble that is described as where jazz meets the American Frontier. The playpens and playhouses that populated Houston’s Third Ward were musical, sonic refuges for everyday folks to jam and sing the blues. You mixed it up and you learned and you grew. I created the Frontier Jazz Orchestra as a kind of musical refuge—a safe space to experiment with the fusion of jazz, bluegrass, blues, musical ...

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HHA On KPFT Open Journal: Houston’s Lost Restaurants

Houston History Alliance's Cecelia Ottenweller joins Paul Galvani to discuss Houston's Lost Restaurants and the hole their absence have left in our hearts and our taste buds.

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The Houston History Alliance and The Handbook of Houston on Houston Matters

Our own Lindsay Scovil Dove visits Houston Matters to discuss the Handbook of Houston, a comprehensive reference guide on all things Houston history and culture, created as a joint project between the Texas State Historical Association and The Houston History Alliance.  Make sure you check out this incredible segment!

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HHA’s Board President Discusses The Handbook of Houston on KPFT’s Open Journal

Cecelia Ottenweller was recently invited to KPFT's Open Journal to discuss the joint project of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the Houston History Alliance (HHA), The Handbook of Houston.

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African-Americans in Texas History – 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 ...

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

March 14 – 15, the in Industry, California is hosting their workshop. It is sponsored by the 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 ! Get signed up by Feb ...

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