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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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Fall 2018 brochures are being delivered! 
 

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or 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.

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org  or phone 713.666.9000.