The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society Celebrates Juneteenth with a Speaker Series Program and Month-Long Tours

Program on June 11 showcases speakers and performers with empowering messages about Emancipation Houston, June 3:  On Saturday, June 11, join The Heritage Society’s Juneteenth educational program experience “From Plantation to Emancipation”.  Speakers include descendants of Reverend Jack Yates and Roscoe A. Cavitt, the Executive Secretary of National Negro Chamber of Commerce.  The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at 1100 Bagby Street. “Attendees will enjoy a red punch and tea cake reception, gospel songs, poetry, […]

The Heritage Society Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Month on May 19

Houston, May 12:  On Thursday, May 19, join The Heritage Society’s Speaker Series celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Media expert Chau Nguyen and Professor Son Mai, Ph.D. of Midland College will tell stories of the Vietnamese American migration experience in Texas.  The event is from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., at 1100 Bagby Street.     “We would like to thank Houston Area Women’s Center, UH-Downtown’s History Department, Midland College, Vietnamese Community of Houston & Vicinities (VietHouston), and the […]

The Herzstein Foundation and the Alley Theatre Celebrate a Revitalized Museum Gallery 

The Heritage Society hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their official grand re-opening  On March 14, Houston’s history museum officially held its grand reopening of the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Museum Gallery with the Herzstein Foundation in celebration of the completion of the first phase of the gallery remodeling. “Our first museum gallery exhibit in the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Museum Gallery showcases colorful and whimsical stage sets, props, and costumes of the historic Alley Theatre,” […]

Texas History Month:  Experience Stories of Pioneering Texans at Heritage Family Day with Archaeology Now Houston

Free children’s event featuring hands-on activities highlights African American Freedom Colonies and German immigration on March 26 at The Heritage Society  On Saturday, March 26, families will gather at The Heritage Society in Downtown Houston to learn about pioneering Texans in the 1800s through outdoor hands-on activities focused on German and African American Texas history.  The children’s event is free and will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 1100 Bagby Street. “We tell […]

Help Shape the Future of The Heritage Society with Community Interest Survey 

The public is invited to make suggestions for Houston’s historic organization and its offerings  Houston’s history museum invites the public to share activity preferences that will help The Heritage Society plan according to Houston’s needs.  The survey is in progress until Thursday, March 31 and offers opportunities to win prizes for participating. “We want tell Houston’s stories in ways that will intrigue the public to visit our museum complex,” The Heritage Society’s executive director, Alison Bell […]

Houston History Speaker Series Returns with the History of Black Businesses

The Heritage Society now delivers hybrid programming to expand educational outreach On Monday, February 21, The Heritage Society will re-launch its Speaker Series and celebrate Black History Month via a lunch-and-learn and Zoom at1100 Bagby Street. “Our first speaker is Cheryl Cavitt who will be speaking about an iconic business center for Black professionals that was located across the street from us.” The Heritage Society’s executive director, Alison Bell said. The name of the building, […]

Love this $250 Express Wedding Ceremony for Valentine’s Day from The Heritage Society

Couples say I do to tradition and a romantic union in historic Sam Houston Park’s St. John Church    In the name of love and tradition, The Heritage Society will be offering a $250 express wedding package for ceremonies on the day before Valentine’s Day and on Valentine’s Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. “Why is the Heritage Society offering a wedding ceremony worth $3,000 for only $250?” The Heritage Society’s executive director, Alison Bell rhetorically […]

One Lucky Couple Will Win an Express Wedding for Valentine’s Day from The Heritage Society

Contest for those saying I do to tradition and a romantic union in historic Sam Houston Park’s St. John Church    In the name of love and tradition, The Heritage Society will be giving away one free express wedding package for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 11.  The announcement of the winner will be made on social media at 11:00 a.m., so the couple can prepare over the weekend to get married at the historic St. John […]

The Heritage Society Starts the New Year with An Evening of Heritage on January 9  

Special guest speakers include Susan Garrett Baker & Secretary James A. Baker and Jim McGrath On Sunday, January 9, join “A Conversation with James A. Baker III & Susan Garrett Baker with Jim McGrath” at The Heritage Society’s “An Evening of Heritage” event.  This grand event starts at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a Sunday supper and music by Jerry Atwood. “Starting off the new year with native Houstonian and former U.S. Secretary of State […]

The Heritage Society Celebrates Houston’s 185th Birthday with Tours & Cupcakes 

The Heritage Society offers historic homes and bus tours with cupcakes and punch on August 28 On Saturday, August 28, grab your party hats and venture out to downtown, because Houston is celebrating its 185th birthday!  The Heritage Society invites Houstonians and tourists to attend two Hou-nique tours with cupcakes and punch that will begin at the Kellum-Noble House, at 212 Dallas Street. “Our city was founded on August 30, 1836 by the Allen brothers who […]