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National Museum of Funeral History Hearses

Hearses: Eye-popping Collection in Houston

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities, Recent Posts

The National Museum of Funeral History A wide variety of hearses are on view at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston. Some of these date from the late 1800s! Back in those long-gone days, most of these conveyances were horse-drawn. Motorized vehicles did not yet exist. In this post, you can take a […]

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West 11th Street Park

West 11th Street Park in Houston

Posted: January 6, 2020 at 8:33 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Urban Houston Park West 11th Street Park is at 2400 W. 11th Street, Houston, Texas 77008. For those who know the area, the park is between Ella Boulevard and West T.C.Jester. It is slightly over 20-acres. This park is a virtual bit of wilderness inside of the I-610 Loop.  The majority of it consists of […]

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Mars by artist MPA in the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Posted: May 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston is certainly a distinctive building from the exterior.  The architect Gunnar Birkerts designed a stainless steel clad parallelogram space.  Shafts of sunlight can bounce off of this reflective surface on sunlit days.  Even in cloudy weather, this building invites attention from passersby. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 1972 was the […]

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We purchased some of these beets at the Plant It Forward Farm in Montrose.

Plant It Forward Farm in Montrose

Posted: May 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm   /   Farmers Markets, Nonprofits & Charities

My hubby and I were intending to go to the Houston Zoo yesterday, but instead, we ended up at the Plant It Foward Farm.  Even though we had arrived in Hermann Park only 30 minutes after the zoo had opened for the day, we were unable to find a parking spot. Note to self…try going […]

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Orange Show picture

Curious & Fantastical Orange Show Foundation Folk Art

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Tourist Attractions

Orange Show Foundation This wild and imaginative folk art creation exists on a vacant lot on the East End of Houston. A Houston postman by the name of Jeff McKissack worked on this project from 1956 to 1980.  It only stopped at that time due to his death. Mr. McKissack loved oranges thus the homage […]

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