For some families, identity contains a hidden surprise. One of the earliest groups of crypto Jews, or conversos, was brought to North America by Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva in the 16th century and populated northern Mexico and southern Texas. Some abandoned allegiance to Judaism, gradually losing knowledge of their Jewish identity.
Celebrate International Archaeology Day with activities connected to ancient Texas.
Big hair has always been in! The hairstyles of Renaissance women created a sense of identity and power. Learn how these elaborate designs were produced.
Discover the stories of the extraordinary women who created the city we know and love as we visit their burial sites, where descendants will relate stories about their remarkable lives.
Two work days will help recover grave site information and transform headstones by removing decades of pollutants, while also documenting the stories of those buried.
DNA has changed how we view the world, but there is so much more to learn. What does DNA have to say about our Neanderthal or Denisovan origins, or about our ethnic heritage? What will the technology allow us to learn in the future?
Let justice and reason be our guide–Mughal Emperor Akbar theGreat.
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Cameron McCarthy - Aboriginal Storyteller and Didgeridoo Player
Stories and Songs from the Cradle of the World
Thursday, April 26; 6pm - 7pm; Children's Museum of Houston
Hear music and stories that are thousands of years old!
Cameron McCarthy, an aboriginal artist, dancer, and musician whose ancestry is from the Kuku-Yalanji and Ba-Barum tribes of Northern Queensland, Australia. Mr. McCarthy. a former United Nations artist, performs with a Didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Aboriginal people of Australia that dates back thousands of years and is considered sacred.
For his performances, Cameron paints his body in designs that evoke the memory his ancestors. His ancestors, then, becomes part of his performance with him.
Free Admission During Free Family Nigh
The Aztecs gave us many things we have in our pantry today, and they developed revolutionary farming techniques that were a marvel.
Location, location, location—the mantra for modern real estate. What was it about the location of an ancient windswept place in the remote Orkney Islands that caused people to invest so much effort in creating one of the earliest examples of permanent residences?
An untold story about women in prehistory has emerged in recent decades, with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.
Deep in the jungles of the Amazon basin and at sites across the world, shamans and healers have developed an intimate knowledge of the medicinal and sustaining powers of native plant species.
How did new Chinese immigrants on the Gulf Coast honor their ancestors?
As we begin our 50th year of sharing humanity’s stories, we invite you to join us for a festive evening with a reception featuring Ethiopian coffee, African drumming, and dance.
The USS Houston Survivors’ and Next Generation Association will hold its annual Memorial Service at the USS Houston Monument. In addition to local officials, Australian, British and Dutch officials will speak at the service which honors the veterans of the ABDA forces (Australian, British, Dutch, and American) who fought together in the Pacific theater during World War II. Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby, in downtown Houston. The public is invited.