Portrait of Houston: A Metropolis Emerges from It’s Past
Houston, fourth largest city in the United States, will be described and discussed by Betty Trapp Chapman, local historian and author. Slides will be used extensively to lend clarity to the discussions.
Session 1 will cover the significant events in Houston during the past 150 years. Session 2 will explore how a meandering bayou became the gateway to the world’s eighth largest port. Session 3 will trace how Houston became a preeminent cultural center. Session 4 will look at patterns of immigration that produced the nation’s most ethnically diverse city. Session 5 will look at Houston’s built environment – both individual structures and neighborhoods. Session 6 will be a walking tour of the downtown historic district.