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!

Read More


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.

Read More


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. ...

Read More


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. ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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!  

Read More


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!    

Read More


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 ...

Read More


Watch Full Movie Online And Download La La Land (2016)

Watch Full Movie La La Land (2016), Free Download Full Movie La La Land (2016) Online , La La Land (2016) English Subtitles , Free Streaming Movie La La Land (2016).Watch movie online La La Land (2016) Free Online Streaming and Download HD QualityQuality: HDTitle : La La LandRelease : 2016-09-12.Language : English.Runtime : 128 min.Genre : Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance.Stars : Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock.Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, ...

Read More