Museum of Houston

The Museum of Houston is an innovative project designed to tell the story of Houston using digitized materials from the archives of the city’s leading educational and cultural institutions. By incorporating those materials into rich online exhibits, the Museum of Houston will bring Houston’s history to life with photos, maps, documents and first-hand accounts from the city’s historymakers.

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Preservation Houston (then Greater Houston Preservation Alliance), with support from Houston Endowment Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Rice University and the Herzstein Foundation, began project planning for the Museum of Houston in 2005. Since then, more than 500 photographs and historic documents from institutions including the Woodson Research Center at Rice University, the Houston Public Library, the Robert J. Terry Library at Texas Southern University and the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library have been added to the museum’s repository, and digitization efforts from partner institutions have made thousands of other resources available.

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