2017 Calendar & Events

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Scavenger Hunt!

Try your hand at hunting down the answers in the Museum's fun Scavenger Hunt! 

Rotunda, Main Museum

May 26- 
Sept 3

Blue Star Museums: FREE ADMISSION to Active duty 
military personnel & their immediate family members
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Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.  The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.  Free admission is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.  Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Sept. 1

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

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

Sept. 4

Free Photography Workshop

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Sept. 8

Woodworking Demonstration

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

Sept. 15

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

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

Sept. 22

Museum Day! FREE ADMISSION

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day 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 www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. A Museum Day ticket provides FREE admission for one person plus a guest.  Must present ticket at the front desk to a SHMM staff member. 

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Sept. 22

Blacksmithing Demonstration

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

Sept. 29

Life on Houston's Farm (Bearkat Family Weekend)

Museum Grounds
9:00am - noon

Oct. 6

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

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

Oct. 11

The Alamo: Past & Future

Archeology Speaker: Nesta Anderson, archeologist

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center Atrium and Auditorium
6:30pm exhibits and reception;
7:00pm presentation

The Museum welcomes Nest Anderson, lead investigator of recent archeological investigations at the Alamo Mission complex.  You won't want to miss this discussion regarding more than 1,700 artifacts relating to all periods of occupation that were found during the four week, comprehensive dig of the Alamo mission complex in 2016-2017. 

Questions? Please contact the Museum for more information: (936) 294-1832.

Fall 2018

9th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

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Are you an avid shutterbug? Enter our photo contest, now in its 9th year! Our photo entries are all installed in a photo exhibit grouped by category, and judged by a panel of judges. Click the links below for 2018 information and application form. 

2018 Photo Information
Application Form

Important Dates: 
Photo Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018
Exhibit Opening to Public: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Awards/Artist Reception: Thursday, November 29,2018

Oct. 13

Woodworking Demonstration

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

Oct. 20

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

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

Oct. 27

Blacksmithing Demonstration

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

Nov. 3 

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

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

Nov. 10

Woodworking Demonstration

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

Nov. 17

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

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

Nov. 24

Blacksmithing Demonstration

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

Nov. 25

Museum Store Sunday

Wigwam Neosho Museum Store
Noon - 4:30pm

Nov. 29

9th Annual Photography Contest Awards and Artist's Reception

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
Exhibit Gallery
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Remarks/Awards @ 5:30pm

Dec. 1

Houston Family Christmas

Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm