Thursdays with Friends - Boomtown on the Bayou: An Overview of Houston’s History
April 15 (rescheduled from 2/18) | 11 a.m. | Zoom
The story of Houston’s founding and growth is one of the most remarkable urban histories in America. Established as a frontier capital in 1836, the city relied on a mix of ambition, dedication and luck to transform itself into a regional trade center and, later, an international port and energy hub. Join Preservation Houston Programs Director Jim Parsons for an illustrated look at Bayou City history, exploring the forces that have shaped its development and the stories of some of the people who helped turn a swampy frontier village into one of America's largest and most dynamic cities. Register by 10 a.m. on the day of the program. Zoom information will be sent out on the morning of the program.