Ghost of Houston Past

Mark Lardas Is Discovering Houston's Future by Digging into Its Past

The writer documenting our city’s history through forgotten landmarks.

04/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Mall Madness

Weslayan Plaza Could've Been the World's First Mall

A pioneering retail paradise was (almost) born right here in Houston.

04/01/2020 By Erik Morse

Texas, Our Texas

The Battleship Texas, By the Numbers

As a historic ship faces an uncertain fate, a look at its history.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Past Is Present

Uncovering Frost Town, Houston's First Working-Class Community

A sneak peek at a few of the most interesting artifacts from the neighborhood established at the same time the Allen brothers founded Houston, and what they reveal about a neglected part of Houston’s past.

09/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

¡Musica!

The Sounds of Hispanic Houston

A new Houston Public Library exhibition explores the past and present of the city's under-appreciated musical icons.

08/29/2019 By Brittanie Shey

Party City

5 of the Best Parties in Houston History

These Bayou City bashes were legendary.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

A League of Their Own

No One Remembered Houston's Trailblazing Pro Women's Football Team. Until Now.

A documentary wants to bring new life to the short-lived Houston Herricanes.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The room where it happened

You Can Now Walk Around the Apollo Mission Control Room at Space Center Houston

Thanks to the town of Webster, a Kickstarter campaign, and help from many, many Houstonians, the room looks exactly as it did when Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

A Proud History

A Look Inside UH's Massive LGBT History Collection

One of the largest in the South, the collection is home to three football fields' worth of treasures.

05/24/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Visual Art

Motherward, 1985 Is a Requiem to Freedmen's Town

At the Houston Center for Photography, one man's photo crusade to preserve a vanishing neighborhood.

05/24/2019 By Chris Gray

H-Town Diary

In the End, Everything Changes. Even Doyle's.

An ode to the Houston institution since 1954.

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

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How Do You Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing? With a Giant, Glowing Moon, of Course.

Relive the magic of Apollo 11 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

03/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Herstory

Starting Today, Lyft Celebrates Women's History With Free Rides to Noteworthy Spots

The March promotion aims to get people to museums, monuments, and women-owned businesses, including three in Houston.

03/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Day Trips

5 Spots In Galveston for Architecture Lovers and History Buffs

Galveston is bursting with history and, as notorious pirates and European explorers would attest, just begging to be prospected.

02/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Today in Houston History

Houston's Past Is Now In Calendar Form

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History pulls together notable city events, Houstonians’ birthdays, sports milestones, and other fascinating moments in time—one for each day of the year.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Saxophone Player Jean-Baptiste Jacquet Integrated Houston Audiences

The musician, along with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and others, led the way to play the first major desegregated concert in the Bayou City.

01/28/2019 By Dianna Wray

Houston's Darkest Hours

12 Crimes That Changed Houston History Forever

Bizarre murders, political bribery, revenge plots, corporate bankruptcies: This city has borne witness to a host of over-the-top criminal misdeeds, whose stories Houstonians have been telling and retelling for years.

11/26/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Houston's Darkest Hours

If the Shoe Fits: A Courtroom and a City Captivated by the So-Called Stiletto Murder

Ana Trujillo allegedly tore her shoe off her foot and bashed it into her boyfriend's head some 25 times.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

Tainted Love: The Astronaut Love Triangle That Led to Adult Diapers and Battery

When astronaut Bill Oefelein dumped fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak for someone else, Nowak didn't exactly take it well.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp