The Story of Houston

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July 16, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Story of Houston

Tue Jul 16, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Online, Zoom

The story of Houston’s founding and growth is one of the most remarkable urban histories in America. Established as a frontier capital in 1836, the city relied on a mix of ambition, dedication and sheer luck to transform itself into a regional trade center and, later, an international port and energy hub.

Join Preservation Houston Programs Director Jim Parsons for an illustrated virtual look at the Bayou City's history that explores the forces that have shaped its development and the stories of some of the people who helped turn a swampy village into one of America's largest and most dynamic cities. The Story of Houston is an engaging review of local history for newcomers and longtime Houstonians alike.

A Q&A with Parsons will follow the presentation.

Event format
This program will be presented via Zoom. Registrants will receive additional information, including a link to join the program, via e-mail.

Registration and pricing
Access to this program is free for members of Preservation Houston and Pier & Beam. Registration is $10 for non-members. Register online by 2 p.m. Monday, July 15.

Can’t join us live? No problem
We will make a recording of the full program available to all registrants, so you can watch at a time that’s most convenient for you.


photo: Main Street looking north from Capitol Avenue, 1927 / PH file