A note regarding COVID-19
NoTsuOh Coronation Gala
Did you know that Houston once had kings and queens who ruled over a weeklong Mardi Gras-like festival with a backward theme? A new NoTsuOh king and queen are being crowned at The Heritage Society’s NoTsuOh Coronation Gala. The word NoTsuOh is Houston spelled backward, and each year, a King Nottoc (cotton spelled backward) was revealed and his duties were to rule over the Tekram (market spelled backward) of Saxet (Texas spelled backward). In addition to elaborate parades, decorated buildings, and football games, a fancy carnival ball was held at The Rice Hotel’s ballroom to crown the king and queen of the city in a week-long event. The celebration was abandoned with the beginning of World War I; however, NoTsuOh was later revived in 2018 by The Heritage Society. The Heritage Society aims to once again make NoTsuOh the signature annual party in Houston, celebrating the city's history, culture, enterprise, and spirit. This year's event also offers an online auction with items that include antique furniture, trips, jewelry, sports packages, purses, and spa packages.
The Ballroom at Bayou Place HOUSTON, Texas