SCI Cemetery Tour
Swing Low: Houston’s Blues and Jazz Legends
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2 – 6 pm
Houston can claim a vibrant legacy of blues and jazz music, and our bus tour will visit the final resting places of some of our city’s gone-but-not-forgotten legends. There will be a tune or two at some of the gravesites—live music!—and renowned blues and jazz historian Roger Wood will be our guide en route. Afterwards, we’ll wake our beloved died with more music and food. Swing aboard our chariot! Cosponsored by The Houston Blues Museum and Houston History Alliance.
Admission - $25.00
On The Trail: Family Rodeo Tour
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017
No need to travel the world! Under one roof, you and your child can explore three cultures whose animal-herding and traveling habits influenced the development of the rodeo we know today. Explore a Bedouin tent, a Native American tipi, and a cowboy covered wagon.
Visions of Glory: The Painted Churches of Texas
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Immigrants to Texas from central Europe in the 19thcentury built simple wooden churches in their new communities, then decorated them in exuberant designs of painted flowers, angels, vines, and clever trompe l’oeil effects. These beautiful painted churches are a glorious part of the artistic and ethnographic history of Texas. Cosponsored by Friends of Archaeology and Christ Church Cathedral
Admission - $55.00