The Heritage Society maintains ten historic structures, houses dating from 1823 to 1905 with guided tours and educational programs designed to promote awareness of Houston’s diverse history. “Founded in 1954 by a number of public-spirited Houstonians to rescue the 1847 Kellum-Noble House from demolition, The Heritage Society has since saved an additional nine historic buildings, moved them from various locations to join the Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park, and restored them to reflect their respective eras. These ten buildings, along with the Museum Gallery, serve as historic reference points and exhibition spaces for more than 23,000 artifacts that document life in Houston from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.”
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national, and regional art of our time. Founded in 1948, the Museum prides itself on presenting new art and documenting its role in modern life through exhibitions, lectures, original publications, and a variety of educational programs and events.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.
The Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum was founded in 2000 by former WWII merchant mariner and marine architect James Manzolillo. The museum began with his personal collection of maritime treasures amassed from decades at sea. Since opening its doors, HMM has continuously expanded its collection and exhibits to tell stories of not only Houston’s important maritime history, but also the world’s fascination with the water.
The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, bookbinding, lithography, and papermaking studios. Antique printing presses, rare books, prints, and historic newspapers allow you to experience ways that people have used printing technologies to transform our lives. Moments in history–from the invention of paper and moveable type to the struggle for a free press in the young American Republic to important advances in printing and publishing in the 20th century, you will witness how each successive technological innovation was instrumental in leading to a greater exchange of information and ultimately to a more literate society.
The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States. The zoo houses over 6,000 animals from 900 species. It receives 2.1 million visitors each year and is the second most visited zoo in the United States. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.