“Greetings from Houston: Vintage Postcard Views of the City”

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A pictorial history of Houston, from streets filled with horse-drawn carts in the early 1900s to luxury downtown hotels in the 1950s, is captured in “Greetings from Houston: Vintage Postcard Views of the City.” The exhibit shows not only Houston’s changing skyline but the similarities in the sentiments expressed in the senders’ messages (let’s just say lots of people mentioned the weather). Included with the cards are items related to the scenes shown, such as a banner from Camp Logan and souvenir dishes from the Rice Hotel. Of special interest is a series of cards sent between two girls, one living in Houston and the other in Galveston. (One card discusses President Taft’s upcoming visit to the Bayou City.) “Postcards were the e-mail of their time,” says Heritage Society staffer Ginger Berni. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Through October 24. 1100 Bagby. For information, call 713-655-1912 or visit www.heritagesociety.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 9. Continues through Oct. 24, 2010
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