2015 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

Sept. 5

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 12

Woodworking Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 19

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration


Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 26

Pioneer Skills (Bearkat Family Weekend)

Bear Bend Cabin - Museum Grounds
9:00am - noon

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Sept. 26

Museum Day Live! FREE ADMISSION

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live!
is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which participating museums across
the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for FREE.  The
Sam Houston Memorial Museum is a participant, and to get your free ticket, visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. A Museum Day Live! ticket provides FREE
admission for one person plus a guest.  Must present ticekt at the front desk to a SHMM
staff member.

Sept. 28

Closing Reception for Stories in Stitches: A Collection of Quilts by Helen Belcher

Exhibit Gallery
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

Oct. 3

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 6

San Jacinto Town Site - An Archeology Presentation

Atrium & Auditorium
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

6:00pm Exhibit Reception
7:00pm Presentaion

Aug. - Oct. 11

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!
Oct. 10

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 17

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 24

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Oct. 27 -
Dec. 18

6th Annual Photography Contest Exhibit

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

Photos enter in the contest will be on exhibit. Visitors are encouraged to vote for Contest
winners! Voting runs from Oct. 27 to Dec. 4.
Winners will be announced at the December 7 Awards and Artists Reception.

Nov. 7

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 14

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 21

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 28

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Dec. 5

Houston Family Christmas

Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Dec. 7

6th Annual Photography Contest Awards and Artist's Reception

Exhibit Gallery
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
5:00pm - 6:30pm