Houston History magazine

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston

Houston History debuts its summer digital edition, “Southeast Houston: From Pastures to South Park to MLK.” We invite you to hear the authors and editors discuss articles about Houston’s first one-stop shopping venue, Palms Center, and how it has mirrored the changes in the surrounding community; the Kuhlmann family, who settled here in the 1840s and have remained for generations; the Kuhlman Gully, which is being reclaimed by area residents and artist Sam Jones’s innovative work; MacGregor Park and its world-renowned youth tennis program; one of Houston’s first women pastors, Overseer Ruby Braziel, who started a church in Sunnyside with a tent and watermelon stand; and local African American history traced on the panels along METRO’s Southeast Light Rail stops. In addition, the “From the Archives” article looks at Foley’s long history and its place in Houstonians’ collective memory.

This digital edition of Houston History features expanded content on the magazine’s website, such as videos, audio clips from interviews, and photographs, in addition to a .pdf of each article. The print version of the magazine comes out every fall and spring and is available at Brazos Bookstore.

Houston History is published by the Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative in the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. For more information visit www.houstonhistorymagazine.org or email HoustonHistory@uh.edu.