In small groups, we will help recover grave site information and transform headstones by removing decades of pollutants, while also documenting the stories of those buried.
When immigrants arrived in Houston, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, their faith often offered solace in an unfamiliar land.
What happens when ancient ideas meet modern life?
How can a system of belief help create identity?
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate International Archaeology Day with activities connected to ancient Texas.
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.
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.
EXPERIENCE Family Outreach
Cosponsored by The Children's Museum of Houston
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?