2013 Calendar & Events

Sept. 2-28

On the Road with Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas
Photographs and Text by J. Griffis Smith

"Griff" Smith is back at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, after debuting his "Texas" exhibit
at our Museum two years ago! The exhibit, with additional images added, will be displayed at the Sam
Houston Memorial Museum once more before it takes to the highways itself as a traveling exhibit to
highlight and promote the book that has been published of these images with accompanying text by
the artist.

The book will be on sale in our Museum Store after September 2014.

Exhibit Gallery
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

Sept. 27

Museum Day Live! FREE ADMISSION

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket... for FREE.  The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is a participant and to get your ticket visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.  A Museum Day Live! ticket provides FREE admission for one person plus a guest.  Must present ticket at the front desk to a SHMM staff member.

Sept. 27

Blacksmithing Demonstration- CANCELED

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 4

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 10

Archeology Month!

October is Archeology Month! 

Oct. 11

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 15

Perilous Seas: Investigations of the Monterrey Shipwrecks in the
Gulf of Mexico
Amy Borgen, State Marine Archeologist

Amy Borgen, the State Marine Archeologist with the Texas Historical Commission, will present "Perilous Seas: Investigations of the Monterrey Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico" on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

In 2012, during a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Okeanos Explorer investigation of deep-water biological and cultural resources, an exciting shipwreck was discovered at depths of approximately 4300 ft.  This wreck now called Monterrey Shipwreck A, contained six cannon and two collections of firearms.  This discovery prompted a wider investigation and in 2013, two other nearby shipwrecks were discovered.  it is believed that all had been lost in the same catastrophic event.  Evidence from the wrecks and the recovered artifacts suggest these vessels are from the early 19th century.

Auditorium,Walker Education Center
Time:
6:30pm Exhibits
7:00pm Presentation

This is a FREE EVENT and the public is invited!

Oct.14 Dec.

5th Annual Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibit


Now in its fifth year, the photo contest has shaken things up and changed the format! Whether
you are a returning photographer or this is your first time entering, you don't want to miss this
exciting year of the Photo Contest!

CLICK HERE FOR 2014 Rules and Regs

CLICK HERE FOR 2014 APPLICATION ONLY


Exhibit Gallery
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

Oct. 18

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 25

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 1

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 8

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 15

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 22

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Dec. 1

5th Annual Photography Contest Awards and Artist's Reception

Monday, December 1, 2014
4:30-6:00pm
FREE PUBLIC EVENT

Exhibit Gallery
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
1402 19th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

Winner's will NOT BE NOTIFIED prior to this reception. You do NOT need to be present to win. Winner's of the 2014 Photo Contest will be as a result of PUBLIC VOTING, please vote daily and vote often for your favorite photos! Voting will close on Sunday, November 30 at 4:30pm.

Dec. 6

Houston Family Christmas

Museum Grounds
10:00 - 2:00pm