Sponsored by AIA-Houston
AIA Society Event: Houston
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
The Heritage Society
Houston, TX 77002
What does Star Trek have in common with headstones with shells and inverted writing, Texas Independence, and Buffalo Soldiers? Find out answers and hear a ghost story or two on a tour of historic Houston cemeteries the Sunday before Halloween.
Depart by bus from The Heritage Society to travel to Olivewood, College Memorial Park, Founders, and Beth Israel. The tour ends back at The Heritage Society, former site of the Episcopal and Masonic cemeteries, to hear about Houstonians who were originally buried there
Discover stories of the departed at College Memorial Park as students in period dress act as interpretive guides and Buffalo Soldier reenactors lead a search for their unmarked graves. Learn about African symbology from a descendent of those buried at Olivewood. Explore Houston’s links to Texas Independence in tales told by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Children of the American Revolution, garbed in 19th-century costume. Understand Jewish burial customs as well as unique symbology on headstones that has a link to Star Trek at Beth Israel cemetery.
Cosponsored by the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, The Heritage Society, & Houston Greeters