What: A new exhibition in The Heritage Society Museum
When: Tuesday, August 14–November 4, 2012
Museum hours: Tuesday thru Saturday,
10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, 1– 4 p.m.
Where: The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby Street in downtown Houston
Parking: Visitors should park in the paved lot directly behind the historic Kellum-Noble House; Enter the lot via Allen Parkway inbound.
Cost: Admission to the museum gallery is free
This exhibit tells the extraordinary life story of William Marsh Rice - from his business relationships and the growth of his incredible fortune, to his vision for Rice Institute and ultimately his sensationalized murder. Inspired by the 100th anniversary of the opening of Rice Institute, his story is told through a collection of rare documents and photographs on loan from Rice University, and is made all the more personal by the proximity of his Greek Revival home maintained as a historic house museum at The Heritage Society. The William Marsh Rice exhibit is guest curated by Mr. Lee Pecht, Head of Special Collections at the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.
The Rice Exhibit is sponsored by Fondren Library and Rice University. The Heritage Society is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
About The Heritage Society
The Heritage Society Museum is located at 1100 Bagby Street, Sam Houston Park. Founded in 1954, The Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that collects, preserves, exhibits, and celebrates the diverse history of the Houston region. The museum and historic structures are open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is an admission charge for the historic structure tours with special rates for seniors, students and children. For more information about The Heritage Society call 713.655.1912.
Contact Deborah Duty For More Info.