History

Houston Always Had Nasty Women

Meet a Few of Houston’s Suffragists

You've heard about Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth, but get to know the ladies who fought for the vote right here in the Bayou City.

08/26/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Virtual Her-story

Heritage Society Takes 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Online

The exhibit, "Women Cast Their Ballots," will be up on the museum's website through March 2021.

08/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A lifetime ago

75 Years Later, Local Veterans Reflect on World War II

Three former soldiers tell us their stories from the war and share what their time in the service meant.

08/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

You can see the bee's knees

Historic Galveston Island Beach Revue Celebrates Centennial Online

Don't worry, the annual vintage swimsuit competition has made the virtual leap.

07/31/2020 By Isabella Goodman

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

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

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

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

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

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