PTGAH Meeting January 17th, 2019

Please plan on attending the annual business meeting of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Houston on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center located at 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055. Topics to be covered include election of new Executive Committee members for the positions of Treasurer, Membership Secretary, and Member-at-Large. Certified members in good standing are eligible to hold these positions. If you are interested in serving the organization on the executive committee or as a standing committee chair, please respond to this email. Vicki Clakley Vice President, PTGAH Many Hats Tours 713-725-5611 ________________________________________________________________________________

TCAALH (Texas Center for African American Living History)


Submitted by PTGAH member Naomi Campbell

Saturdays @ 2:00 PM
Through March 2018

 Freedmen’s Town became the center of opportunity for freed slaves;
 By 1915, over 400 Black owned businesses existed there;
 And by 1920 one-third of Houston’s population, 85,000 people lived there;
 The area is teetering between historical heritage and modern revitalization;
 Emancipation Park, established in 1872, is Texas’ oldest public park;
 Emancipation Avenue was once home to numerous black owned businesses, two movie theaters,      Standard Savings & Loan, and People’s Party II.

Call 713-252-5326 or 832-869-9039 for additional information

*Tours depart from in front of Emancipation Park Cultural Center

Freedmen’s Town is a recognized Historic District.