Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In Houston, check out 'Fort Humbug'

Civil War buffs traditionally don’t give Houston much consideration. The city’s presumptively minor role is even echoed in the title of The Heritage Society’s current exhibition, “Dumped and Forgotten Below the Milam Street Bridge: Houston In the Civil War,” on display through Aug. 4, at the society’s museum in Sam Houston Park. The underlying theme, explains Collections Curator Ginger Berni, is to counter the common perception that the Civil War was inconsequential to the city -- “just some sort of inconvenient blip in our history,” she says. • Article

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