By Debbie Z. Harwell The success of the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston is built on more than the determination of businessmen, however. Since its earliest days the city has acted as a magnet for people coming here to look for work, particularly in jobs associated with the ship channel and the […]
The Houston Maritime Museum has educated and entertained visitors for fourteen years with the mission “To capture and preserve the wonder and influence of maritime history and the marine industry with focus on the development of Houston, the Texas Gulf Coast, and the State of Texas.” Located on the outskirts of the Museum District, the museum has eight galleries filled with model ships, images, and artifacts that trace maritime navigation from the Bronze Age to the present.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of downtown, the Houston Ship Channel has proved to be a vital piece of the city’s growth for one hundred years. Through history, we can trace how Houston’s economic ethos has transformed a narrow, winding bayou into an international epicenter of import.
Dredged to Excellence: 100 Years on the Houston Ship Channel Vol. 12, No. 1 (Summer 2014) Letter from Editor Download Full PDF 2 Deep Water Houston: From the Laura to the Deep Water Jubilee By James E.fisher 8 What a Deep-water Channel to Houston Created By Port of Houston Authority […]
Houston History will debut its second digital issue on July 31, 2014. This exciting magazine traces the history of Southeast Houston “From Pastures to South Park to MLK.”
By Carroll Parrott Blue, Guest Editor University of Houston Research Professor Center for Public History “Home: A place that provides access to every opportunity America has to offer.” – Anita Hill, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home, epigram. In the 1970s some Houstonians greeted integration’s promise of greater access to educational equality […]
With the recent addition of the Southeast line to the METRORail network, the Greater Third Ward is geared for revitalizing changes. The new line extends from downtown to the Palms Center, a former shopping center located at the intersection of Griggs Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
In 1836 young Johann Frederick Kuhlmann made his way from Germanto America, eventually landing at the port of New Orleans after one of his sea journeys. Remaining in New Orleans working in various jobs, he continuously heard stories about the newly established Republic of Texas and its capital, Houston. To satisfy his curiosity, he made a trip to Houston and liked what he saw: a bustling little town that might provide him a promising future.