SUFFRAGETTE CITY

Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with These Summer Reads

All year long, the Houston Public Library is sharing one book a month in its Suffrage Centennial Book Club.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Houston Story

That Time A Would-Be Cattle Baron Lost Everything

A century ago, our editor's great grandfather went to bed a rich man, and woke up having to start over again.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

H is for Hope

After a Brutal Murder, Houstonians Came Together to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The death of Paul Broussard galvanized an entire city.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

H is for Hope

How Yellow Fever Shaped Houston in Its Infancy

Houstonians learned how to fight a pandemic during one of their first forays into quarantines 150 years ago.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

H is for Hope

The 1980s Oil Bust Almost Broke Houston. Almost

Not even losing everything could break our city's pride.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

H is for Hope

Stories of Houston's Resilience Throughout History

How decades of disaster made Houston the hardiest city you ever did see.

06/09/2020 By Houstonia Staff

They can dig it

Beneath the Houston Arboretum Are the Ruins of a World War I Training Camp

A team comes together to preserve Camp Logan's history.

05/01/2020 By Heather Saucier

Houston, We Have An Anniversary

UPDATED: 7 At-Home Activities To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

Space Center Houston may be closed, but there's still plenty of ways to celebrate NASA's "successful failure."

04/13/2020 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

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

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

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

¡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

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

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

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