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Portrait of Houston: A Metropolis Emerges from It’s Past

FIVE WEDNESDAYS, 6 – 7:30 P.M. ONE SUNDAY, 2 P.M. SEPTEMBER 17, 24 AND OCTOBER 1, 8, 15 AND 19 | MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY 1324 W. CLAY (BETWEEN WAUGH AND MONTROSE, AND BETWEEN WEST GRAY AND WEST DALLAS) (SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALKING TOUR)


Houston, fourth largest city in the United States, will be described and discussed by Betty Trapp Chapman, local historian and author. Slides will be used extensively to lend clarity to the discussions.

Session 1 will cover the significant events in Houston during the past 150 years. Session 2 will explore how a meandering bayou became the gateway to the world’s eighth largest port. Session 3 will trace how Houston became a preeminent cultural center. Session 4 will look at patterns of immigration that produced the nation’s most ethnically diverse city. Session 5 will look at Houston’s built environment - both individual structures and neighborhoods. Session 6 will be a walking tour of the downtown historic district.

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Happy Holidays! The spring 2019 courses are planned and the brochure is in production. We look forward to seeing you soon.
 

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If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 

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