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Cleo Garden at Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend Gardens | Former Home of Ima Hogg…now MFAH

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm   /   Activities and Attractions, Museums, Parks & Outdoor

Beautiful Mansion and Gardens Bayou Bend Gardens as well as the mansion called Bayou Bend is now a part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and is available to tour year-round. Most importantly, if one is seeking attractions in Houston and happen to be here in the springtime when the Azalea Trail is on […]

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"Trying to Catch Freedom" Poster Print by Charles Criner

“Trying to Catch Freedom” by Charles Criner

Posted: November 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

“Trying to Catch Freedom” Sometimes when it comes to art, things seem to evolve, and such is the case with this particular piece of art created by the well-known artist Charles Criner. Many people know him as the resident artist at the Printing Museum in Houston.  It is there that he has his studio and […]

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"Juneteenth" by Charles Criner - Mixed Media on Paper, 2005 - Portion of 1st Juneteenth poster printed in 2006 by Heidelberg

Juneteenth Meaning & Charles Criner Art Posters

Posted: October 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums, Recent Posts

Artist Charles Criner For more information about this talented and creative artist, check out the article titled Heart & Soul of Art by Charles Criner. If you click on the above-referenced article, you will have more of an idea of just what goes into a Charles Criner piece of art. He creates many original lithographs […]

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The entrance sign to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

Posted: October 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm   /   Museums, Sugar Land

Prison Turned Into Museum This Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land was at one time a prison farm.  It was the first industrialized prison farm in the state of Texas and was built entirely with prison labor.  Completed in 1939 the cost was a mere $73,000. Central State Prison Farm, Camp Two was nicknamed […]

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1895 Ahrens Fox horse-drawn steamer at Fire Museum of Houston

Houston Fire Museum Showcases History with Fun for Kids

Posted: August 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Houston Fire Museum is in the Midtown area of Houston.  This historic building dates back to 1898.  The oldest firehouse in Houston, it was designed by Olle J. Lorehn.  It was opened for business as a fire station in 1899 and has an official historical medallion on the exterior of the building. Fire Station […]

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