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 ...

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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 十大外汇交易平台比较 ready to continue it with your institution in an efficient, orderly and open manner. (I get goosebumps just thinking about it… orderly… wow!)You ...

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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 BlueHost 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 ...

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

Congratulations to our very own , Ph.D. She was awarded the  as the best book in southern women’s history.Debbie is a busy history pro: she is the managing editor of Houston History bluehost Magazine, teaches within the UH History Department, and is a member of the 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.

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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!  

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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 phentermine 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!  

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