Rogues, Rascals and Role Models: Famous and Infamous Residents of the Bayou City
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Online registration at the $50/person rate ends at midnight on April 28th.
If space allows, on-site registration will be taken for $65/person.
Would you like to exhibit at this year's conference? There's still time to sign up!
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May 4, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building
Houston, Texas 77002
This year's conference is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Other major conference sponsors are:
The Lancaster Hotel & The Lusk Family
The Summerlee Foundation
Texas State Historical Foundation
Key conference partners are:
University of Houston Center for Public History
Houston History Magazine
The City of Houston
Houston Public Library
The Herigate Society at Sam Houston Park
Texas State Historical Association
Houston Independent School District
The Lancaster Hotel is the official hotel partner for HHA. Please contact for special rates, but be advised that
major renovations at the hotel may limit availability: http://thelancaster.com
Former Houston Mayor Bill White and Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, Houston Public Library Director, will open the day-long event followed by the morning panel of speakers featuring historians James L. Haley, Joseph A. Pratt, University of Houston, and Melissa Kean, Rice University.
Award winning journalist Rick Casey, host of Texas Talks, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. HHA will also present the third “Betty Trapp Chapman Award” to Dr. Joseph A. Pratt for his remarkable career of research, writing, and teaching about Houston’s history.
Visitors will have opportunities to network and to view exhibits and interactive displays from more than twenty historical and preservation groups. During the afternoon, a variety of speakers will be giving presentations on a wide range of topics including:
- Role Models in the Arts
- Women Educators on the Firing Line
- Legacies from Houston’s LGBT Communities
- Happy Hollow: Business and Bordellos in old downtown Houston
- Science, Faith, and Civil Rights in early Houston
- Folk Art and Free Spirits
- In their own words: Oral History Sound Bites from the HMRC
- Hearts of Gold: George Hermann, Monroe D. Anderson, Will Horwitz and their Surprising Gifts to Houston
Parking is available for an additional charge on the street and in nearby parking garages.
Suggested Parking: The most reasonably priced parking suggestions are the 1100 Smith Garage and the underground Theater District Parking. These garages run in the neighborhood of $5-$7 for all day parking on Saturday.