The Aztecs gave us many things we have in our pantry today, and they developed revolutionary farming techniques that were a marvel.
Let justice and reason be our guide–Mughal Emperor Akbar theGreat.
EXPERIENCE Family Outreach
Travel to ancient Rome without leaving Houston! You’ll have some great postcards to send back to relatives as you excavate a Roman soldiers’ camp, build an arch, help create a museum, march with the legion, and discover diet on the Roman frontier.
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.
In the early morning of March 1, 1942, under a clear sky and a full moon, the Japanese Imperial navy sank the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth in the battle of Sunda Strait
The Australian National Maritime Museum’s banner display of the exhibition “Guardians of Sunda Strait – the World War II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston,” will fly on the mighty Battleship Texas.
Some of the magnificent statues, pillars, temples, and reliefs uncovered at Göbekli Tepe date back an astonishing 14,000 years.
How did a boy or girl live in ancient Egypt?
Join us to find out through activities specially devised for children and families.
EXCAVATE the household of a tomb builder at a mock dig.
OPERATE a giant lever used by Egyptians to water their fields.
PLAY an Egyptian game.
WRITE your name in hieroglyphs
ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE!
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home! Join us at Pioneer Day at Jesse Jones Park. Visit our tent for hands-on activities, crafts, bone identification, and a mock-excavation. Discover how Texans lived after they began to transform the frontier into farms and create homes of their own.
At Pioneer Day, re-enactors demonstrate settler life in Stephen F. Austin’s colony during the 1820s and early 1830s. Old-fashioned crafts, music, demonstrations, and period re-enactments bring the homestead to life. From 12-1 pm, you will have the chance to hear the Houston School of Irish Music Band.