HHA on KPFT’s Open Journal

Listen in on Houston’s interesting (read: “crazy”) history

The story of Houston’s genesis is practically gospel:

“Chapter 1, verses 1 – 2: ‘ In 1836, The Allen Brothers founded their future “Great Commercial Emporium” on the banks of the White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. From there, a great metropolis burst into bloom, becoming the economic powerhouse it is today, fourth largest city in the United States.’”

Did you notice a few gaps in that story? There’s oh-so-much more to tell! The gaping holes in that simple gospel are rich with colorful characters, drama, intrigue, broken hearts, and stunning triumphs.

Luckily, you’ve got the Houston History Alliance! Every first Friday morning of the month, HHA is on KPFT’s Open Journal program with a new history expert, ready to spin some true tales about Houston’s amazing past.

Missed a few of our interviews? Have no fear, download them here!

On the Cusp of War: Houston in the 1860s