Queen Elizabeth II

Remembering the Late Queen Elizabeth II’s 1991 Tour of Houston

As we look back on her life and reign, we remember the Queen’s 1991 United States tour, which included a stop in Houston.

09/08/2022 By Claire Anderson

EDITOR’S PICKS

How to Celebrate Juneteenth This Month

Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston with festivals, art exhibitions and Mayor Turner's annual Acres Homes Parade.

06/10/2022 By Amarie Gipson

IMPRACTICAL SPACES

This New Book Explores Houston’s Art Scene

Pete Gershon chronicles the history of Houston’s artist-run spaces, from the 1900s to now in the new book, Impractical Spaces.

05/05/2022 By Amarie Gipson

DAMES AND KNIGHTS

7 Must-See Castles You Can Visit Without Leaving Texas

From wine tastings to AirBnb stays, here's where to feel like a king or queen.

02/15/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Visual Art

Some of the Best Moments From the Afro-Atlantic Histories Exhibit at MFAH

Highlights from the historic exhibition on view through Monday, January 17.

01/13/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Music

A Timeline of Houston’s Most Significant Music History

Some of history’s most significant music happenings since the mid-1900s.

12/30/2021 By Flash Gordon Parks and Amarie Gipson

A Process of Discovery

Uncover Your Ancestry With Houston's Genealogy Library

From digitized records to family stories, Clayton Library can help you explore your roots.

11/02/2021 By Geneva Diaz

HOUSTON HISTORY

DJ Flash Gordon Parks Is Houston’s Living Encyclopedia of Music

Meet the ethnomusicologist uncovering the city’s rich history.

09/02/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Preserving History

Houston's LULAC Clubhouse Needs Your Help

A national treasure in the heart of Midtown is in danger of demolition.

08/12/2021 By Carolina Larracilla Edited by Amarie Gipson

Looking Back

At 80 Years, Molina's Still Riding High

Putting family first, the Mexican restaurant has remained one of our most treasured spots.

06/21/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Texas Ties

Annette Gordon-Reed Talks Home, History, and Growing up Black in Texas

The renowned author’s new book, "On Juneteenth," takes center stage at a special, free Inprint event on June 21.

06/17/2021 By Emma Schkloven

"On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed to Headline a Surprise Inprint Event

The renowned Texas-born historian will talk about her memoir, "On Juneteenth," on June 21.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Boldest and grandest 

5 Ways to Celebrate Texas Independence Day in Houston Today

A pandemic isn’t going to squash our pride. 

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Kitchen Inspiration

What James Beard-Nominated Dawn Burrell Has Learned from Cooking Pioneer Edna Lewis

Read more about this accomplished chef and the connections she's made through her successful career in the kitchen.

02/10/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

1980 Astros

40 Years Ago, the Astros Came This Close

Remembering the first great Astros team and a most turbulent series.

10/12/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Nothing But (Peach) Net

Don't Pass Up HMNS's The First Game: The Birth of Basketball

The new, temporary exhibit includes basketball creator James Naismith's original handwritten rules for the game.

08/28/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

No Taxation

New Details Shine Light on the 1920 Election in Harris County

Houston Genealogical Forum experts think they’ve discovered a piece of history that could change historians’ understanding of Texas voter history.

08/26/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Moon Meets the Movement

REVIEW: Stages Shoots for the Stars While Tackling Earthly Issues in Pieces of the Moon

Stages' season starter doesn't shy away from painful history in a radio-style performance that harkens to an old-school era of theater.

07/28/2020 By Doni Wilson

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

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