PTGAH Meeting March 21st, 2019 5:30pm

We have a very special three-part program this month.

1. Meet for nibbles and wine at Bob Zurik’s new apartment. He has moved to a fifth-floor apartment in the Museum District. 

2. Walk two blocks to the Museum of Fine Arts, where Andrew Groocock will conduct a tour of the sculpture garden at the Glassell School.

3. Walk to the social hour at the Java Lava restaurant. Here is a link to an article written before this wonderful neighborhood café opened. Java Lava Brings Organic Hawaiian Coffee to Houston’s Museum District

5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Bob’s apartment,
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the MFAH
8:00 p.m. retire to the Java Lava for dinner, coffee made from beans grown on the owner’s Hawaiian coffee plantation, and socializing among colleagues and guests.

Parking:  Various options are available and will be detailed in an email to those who RSVP that they will attend.


I look forward to seeing you all there


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.