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Memorial City Model Trains

Houston Tinplate Operators Society: Model Trains

Posted: November 22, 2019 at 11:00 pm   /   Events, Nonprofits & Charities, Tourist Attractions

Model Railroading The Houston Tinplate Operators Society has a permanent location site within Memorial City Mall, where people can see model trains in action twice-weekly. HTOS is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. On the days when the doors are open to visitors, there is no entrance fee. Donations are always welcome. We are fortunate to have […]

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Houston Folk Art | Beer Can House & Art Car Museum

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 7:58 pm   /   Museums, Tourist Attractions

Folk Art in Houston, Texas We celebrate all types of art in and around the Houston metropolitan area, and that includes folk art.  Houston folk art is often amusing and entertaining.  Artists who create various forms of this type of art seem to be unconstrained by convention.  In this post, I will show you two […]

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Scenery from the Strand in Galveston

Galveston, TX Historic Strand District, Harbor & Tourism

Posted: May 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Tourist Attractions

Galveston Tourism There is so very much to do and see in Galveston, Texas! This post will feature the historic Strand area of downtown as well as the harbor, shrimp boats, fishing and more.  Those of us who live in Houston are fortunate because Galveston is only a short distance away. Did you know that […]

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Houston Galleria Springtime Primavera Event

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm   /   Events, Tourist Attractions

Houston Attraction If you missed the lovely annual Primavera springtime event in the Houston Galleria, there will be plenty of pictures in this post to give you an idea of what you might have seen were you to have visited there in person. Believe it or not, even though I have heard of this seasonal […]

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Inside of the amphitheater in Smither Park

Smither Park Houston, Fun Folk Art Green Space

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Orange Show Foundation The Orange Show Foundation sponsors Smither Park, and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are related. Just like the Beer Can House which is another site in Houston now operated by the Orange Show Foundation, folk art is front and center! John H. Smither This folk […]

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