2013 Calendar & Events

Ongoing

Scavenger Hunt!

Try your hand at hunting down the answers in the Museum's fun Scavenger Hunt for Museum visitors!

Main Museum, Rotunda
FREE

May -Jul

Textile Treasures

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum, like most museums, houses thousands upon thousands
of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, and other objects that the public never sees. Come visit
the Exhibit Gallery in the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center and view some of the contents
of our closets!

Gorgeous dresses and other vintage clothing and accessories are on display in a myriad
of color and grandeur. All items are normally tucked safely away in Museum storage.

Exhibit Gallery, Main Level
Katy & E. Don Walker Sr. Education Center
Open during regular Museum hours

May 26- Sept 6

FREE ADMISSION to Active duty military personnel & their immediate family members 

We are a Blue Star Museum. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. For more information on this program and a list of other participating museums please visit: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

Jun 9-
summer

Summer Tours are BACK!


With your paid admission, plan to join us Tuesday through Friday this summer for Summer Guided Tours. 
Tours will begin at 10:00am and 2:00pm and leave from the Walker Education Center on the main level.  The
tours will be guided by a Historical Interpreter from our Education Department and tours are free with paid

admission to the Museum complex.

Meet prior to 10am and 2pm at Walker Education Center, tours leave from this location.

1402 19th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 294-3153

Jun 17

Bearbend Wednesdays-Nature walk

Nature Walks begin at: 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30

Sam Houston Memorial Museum staff member Ronnie Johnson will be leading nature walks on the grounds of the Museum.  There will be a 20-30 minute walk around the grounds and duck pond to identify trees, shrubs, and maybe some flowers if there are any in bloom.  Walks begin on the half hour between 9:00 a.m. and noon.  Join Ronnie for this great walk and we may meet some ducks, chickens, and a few turtles along the way.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call (936) 294-3153 or (936) 294-3936. 

Bear Bend Cabin
9:00 a.m. - noon
Museum Grounds

Jul 1

Bearbend Wednesdays - Cherokee Alphabet

Sam Houston became fluent in the Cherokee language while living on Hiwasee Island with Chief Oo-Loo-Te-Ka and family.  Sam received the name Colnneh which means "the Raven".  Would you like to learn to pronounce your name in Cherokee?  Join staff member Amy Mueller as she explains the different pronuniations and syllable stops for words.   Hear about the legend of Sequoyah and how he invented the Cherokee alphabet.  Children must be accompanied by
an adult. 

Bear Bend Cabin
9:00 a.m. - noon
Museum Grounds

For more information please call (936) 294-3153 or (936) 294-3936.



Jul 15

Bearbend Wednesdays - Pioneer Skills

Pioneers required a wide array of tools and skills to help them survive on the frontier.  Come to the Bear Bend Cabin on the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds and join staff member David Barker to see, touch, and try out some of them.  There will be demonstration of tomahawks, shooting black powder guns, starting fires without matches, and some hands-on activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please call: (936) 294-3153 or (936) 294-3936.

Bearbend Cabin
9:00 a.m. - noon
Museum Grounds

Jul 27-31

Where Art and History Collide: Art Day Camp for Kids Session 1 (Ages 6 to 8)

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will be hosting a summer day camp for kids (age 6 to 8) focused on Art and History.  We'll get to explore and learn about differetn artistic techniques, have fun, and get our hands dirty.  For registration and more information, please contact the Curator of Education, Helen Belcher, at (936) 294- 3153.

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
9:00 a.m. - noon

DOWNLOAD ART CAMP PACKET HERE

Aug 3-7

Where Art and History Collide: Art Day Camp for Kids Session 2 (ages 9 to 12)

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will be hosting a summer day camp for kids (ages 9 to 12) focused on Art and History.  We'll get to explore and learn different artistic techniques, have fun, and get our hands dirty.  For registration and more information, please contact the Curator of Education, Helen Belcher, at (936) 294-3153.

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
9:00 a.m. - noon

DOWNLOAD ART CAMP PACKET HERE

Aug- Sept

Stories in Stitches: A Collection of Quilts by Helen Belcher

Exhibit Gallery
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

Helen Belcher, Curator of Education at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, has a passion for quilting.  She is a member of the Tall Pines Quilt Guild and has won numerous awards at different quilt shows.  This exhibit showcases just some of the quilts Helen has completed over the years. Each quilt has an accompanying story to tell the viewer!
Aug 19

Bearbend Wednesdays- Back to School "Pounding"


Sam Houston Memorial Museum staff member Helen Belcher will be "pounding" at the cabin.  First we will learn about the Cherokee art of flower pounding.  What is it? Flower pounding involves hitting flowers and leaves until you have art.  Next, we'll try our hand at tin punching.  Tin was readily available in the form of cans and sheets which settlers would poke holes into to make designs.  This decorated tin could be used to make candle holders, pie safes, and more! All ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an attentive adult.  For more information, please call (936) 294-3153 or (936) 294-3936.

Bear Bend Cabin
9:00 a.m. - noon
Museum Grounds