Hidden Houston

Courtland Place: Going Behind the Gates

How one Montrose neighborhood conserved its century-old charms

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Web Extra

Behind the Scenes at SugarHill Studios

The oldest continually operating recording studio in the country is a legend in its own time.

09/17/2016 Photography by Todd Spoth

Play It Cool

A Look Back at Houston's Cool Past

How did anyone live here before air conditioning? This is how.

07/25/2016 By Jeff Balke

Don't Touch That Dial

Texas's Oldest Black Radio Station Finds a New Home on FM

After a rocky couple of years and a changing of hands, the historic KCOH plays on.

06/23/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Lecture

Gods and Monsters of the Amazon

Explorer and archaeologist Ed Barnhart discusses ancient Mayan deities and iconography at HMNS.

03/18/2016 By Sarah Douglass

History

History and Art Blend for HMH's Taking Flight

Holocaust Museum Houston's latest exhibition highlights artistic efforts to represent 1.5 million who perished during the war.

03/15/2016 By Max Jefferson

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Spindletop and Gladys City

In Beaumont, paying homage to the place where our big boom began.

03/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Author Talks

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)—Local Historian Edition

Author and local historian Bartee Haile recounts Texas' early oil days in Texas Boomtowns.

03/01/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Statues

Why Are Houstonians Honoring Someone Who Fought for Slavery?

Considering the legacy of Dick Dowling as the city wakes up from a long bout of amnesia.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

History

History's Lost and Found

HMNS' latest exhibition digs up the past with Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs.

02/19/2016 By Nick Esquer

Born on the Bayou

Celebrate 50 Years of Bayou Preservation Tonight

"Laura Day" will commemorate the first ship to prove Houston's worth as a port city.

01/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

History

The Forgotten Gravestones of Houston’s History

Restoring the city’s oldest African-American cemetery, one headstone at a time.

01/05/2016 By Brittanie Shey

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: The "Painted" Churches You May Have Missed

The oldest Catholic church in Fayette County sits high on Hostyn Hill, while another holds a treasure trove of recovered Old World masterpieces.

12/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Arts & Culture

Visiones Dei

HMNS' latest exhibit, La Virgen de Guadalupe, is a poignant look at the forming of a religious culture in the New World.

12/07/2015 By William Geoffrey Wood

History

100 Years That Changed a City

A photographic inquiry into the nature of us

07/09/2015

design

A Tale of Two Home Tours

This weekend, history and change are on display at both the Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour and the Houston Heights Association Home & Garden Tour.

04/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Master of His Dome-ain

Meet the Man Who Brought Stunts and Spectacle to the Astrodome

In the early days of the Dome, Judge Roy Hofheinz needed events to fill seats when the Astros weren’t playing. Enter Allen Becker.

04/01/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

Space

NASA Turns 100 Years Old Today—Why Aren't You Celebrating?

Before there was space travel, NACA’s research helped humans get off the ground.

03/03/2015 By Maggie Berardo

State "Park" Series

You Can't Sink Our Battleship

We venture out of the park and onto the boat deck with the latest entry in our State Park Series.

12/18/2014 By Andrew Husband