On the Hunt for History

Houston Suffragists Project Is Trying to Track Down Historic Harris County’s Female Voters

The group has also created an online, interactive map using all the information, but it needs you help to finish it.

09/14/2020 By Rebecca Noel

The Woman's Hour

Timeline: Women's Suffrage in Houston

From the founding of the first women's suffrage club to seeing three Black candidates on the 1920 ballot, Houston has deeper ties to suffrage than you might think.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

We Go High

In the Face of Segregation, Black Suffragists Fought for the Vote in Houston

As historians turn their focus to the untold aspects of the women's suffrage story, the efforts of these women are catching the public eye.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

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

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

Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

Travis Scott, rare books, Drag Queen Storytime, and more topped the list this year.

12/30/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dome Fixin'

Wait, What's Going On With the Astrodome Now?

The plan to turn the Eighth Wonder of the World into a multi-use event space and parking structure has hit a bit of a snag.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Architecture

Houston Architecture, from A to Z

From bungalows to strip malls, we've got it all—well, everything except zoning.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Ice House

How Lead Belly Sang His Way out of the Hellhole on the Brazos

Famed bluesman Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter's song "Midnight Special" sheds light on the horrible conditions at the Imperial State Prison Farm in Sugar Land.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Hunker Down

A Century of Stormy Weather in Photos

If there's anything that history teaches us, it's that no matter what we do or where we build, this city has and always will continue to flood.

07/18/2017 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Note

When the Great Hurricane Came

When a storm story reaches the great-grandchildren, you know it was bad.

07/18/2017 By Catherine Matusow

books

Rice Art Historian Publishes His Magnum Opus

William Camfield will discuss the first installment of his four-volume Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné at the Menil on Wednesday.

02/17/2015 By Michael Hardy