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Cultural Arts Council for Houston/Harris County
Assists the area art community.
Houston Architecture Info
Information, including pictures, about local architecture.  
Houston Entertainers
Directory of local entertainers.
Houston Institute for Culture
Promotes cultural arts and activities, as well as cultural awareness and education in Houston and the Southeast Texas region.
Pictures of Texas
Offers a number of photographs of sites throughout Texas including the Houston skyline.
History - Local
11th Texas Cavalry
Civil War reenactment group based in the Houston area includes historic and current information.
The 1900 Storm: Galveston Texas
Articles, statistics, and photographs of the hurricane in 1900.
Battleship Texas
Administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the battleship participated in World Wars I and II.
Houston: 168 Years of History
A decade by decade account of Houston’s history.
Houston Civil War Roundtable
Program and group information with civil war links.
San Jacinto Monument and Museum
Monument marking the battlefield where Texans won independence from Mexico.
USS Houston
Sank during an attack on the Japanese during World War II.
History - Texas
The Alamo
The official site with visitor information and history.
American Civil War Texas Map of Battles
Map of Civil War battles that took place in Texas with links to articles on each battle.
Battle of the Alamo
American frontiersmen -- including some of their most colorful leaders -- gather to support a revolution against a foreign despot, and hold out against massive odds. Until the climatic moment when they're annihilated, taking large numbers of the enemy with them. Their sacrifice changes history.
Celebrate Texas
Promotes Texas Independence Day and the history of Texas.
From Republic to State
"Debates and documents relating to the annexation of Texas, 1836-1856."
Handbook of Texas Online
Encyclopedia containing over 23,000 articles on Texas history, geography, and culture.
Institute of Texan Cultures
Dedicated to enhancing and understanding the history and diverse cultures of Texas.
Land Grant Database
A searchable database of the General Land Office's land grant collection. The Land Grants of Texas tell the story of the settlement and early history of Texas.
Lone Star Junction
A history resource focused on Texas and its early history. The site also includes Texas trivia.
Portraits of Texas Governors
Portraits and biographical sketches of Texas Governors.
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Timeline of Sam Houston's life, an interactive tour of the museum, recipes and photographs.
San Antonio Missions
National Park visitor information and history.
Texas Day by Day
New stories each day reflecting an event in Texas history for that day.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Detailed property and land-use records that depicts the architecture of more than 12,000 US towns and cities throughout the past 100 years. The maps enable researchers to trace the architectural history of individual buildings or entire communities. Factories are often depicted with the owner's name and products manufactured there. Also depicts pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, and dumps.
Texas Historic Sites Atlas
Includes more than 200,000 records for historic sites.
Texas Historical Commission
State agency for historic preservation.
Texas History Links
Links to a sources and locations of Texas history.
Texas History Timeline
Timeline of events from early history through statehood.
Texas in the Civil War
Index to information on the internet regarding Texas in the Civil War.
Texas Navies
History of the Texas navy.
Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum
Museum information, history, and a section for students.
Texas State Historical Association & the Center for Studies in Texas History
Association information and Texas history links.
Texas Treasures
Online exhibit of historical artifacts and documents from the State Library and Archives.
Texian Legacy
Living history organization dedicated to pre-1840 Texas history.
Texian Web
Consortium of web sites dedicated to material concerning pre-Civil War Texas History on the internet.


Children’s Museum of Houston
Located in the museum district; serving the children of the greater Houston area.
Contemporary Arts Museum
Ongoing exhibitions of contemporary art.
Diverse Works
Non-profit art center dedicated to presenting new visual, performing, and literary art.
Holocaust Museum Houston
Exhibitions and education relating to the Jewish Holocaust during World War II.
Houston Museum District
Information on institutions in the district including a map and calendar of events.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Ongoing exhibits and mainstays such as the butterfly center and planetarium.
Menil Collection
Collections include Byzantine art, tribal art, 20th Century art, and antiquities.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Offers art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.
Museum of Health and Medical Science
Sponsored by the Texas Medical Center, offers visitors an interactive health experience.
Rice University Art Gallery
Offers rotating exhibitions and several virtual exhibitions.
Native Americans
Indians of Texas
Brief overview of the tribes with a map.
Mystery of the Disappearing Indians of Texas
Exploration of why there are few Native Americans in Texas today.
Texas Indians
Geared towards children doing reports. Offers articles on the various Native American tribes.
Texas Indians
OVerview of the groups in Texas with activities.

Performing Arts

Alley Theatre
Offers a continuing series of plays.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Performing arts center in the Woodlands.
Da Camera of Houston
Offers performances of classical music.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
A cultural and arts pavilion offering theatrical and cultural productions.
Houston Ballet
Performs an extensive repertoire of works, ranging from the great nineteenth century classics to cutting edge pieces.
Houston Choral Site
Links to choral groups throughout Houston.
Houston Choral Society
Professional civic chorus dedicated to performing choral music.
Houston Civic Symphony
Community orchestra performs classical music.
Houston Grand Opera
Offers a continuing series of operas.
Houston Repertoire Ballet
Training and performing for local dancers.
Houston Symphony
Offers a continuing series of concerts.
Houston Theater District
Information on groups, events and parking.
Playhouse 1960
Nonprofit community based theater.
Society for the Performing Arts - Houston
Sponsors theater, music, and dance performances in Jones Hall.
Theatre Under the Stars
Offers a series of musicals.
The Woodlands Concert Band
An amateur concert band.  Includes performance dates, and contact and audition information.
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