Sam Houston

The Elisabet Ney Museum Is a Historic Austin ‘Hidden Gem’

February 13, 2024 | By Mary Huber

At the corner of East 44th Street and Avenue H in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin stands a three-story stone structure that looks like a small medieval castle, with a keep (or fortified tower) and a colonnaded portico at the entrance.

A Huntsville Museum Offers a Rare Chance to Step Into the Room where Sam Houston Died

July 23, 2021 | By Heather Brand

The Steamboat House in Huntsville not only protects artifacts of Texas history at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, the house itself is an artifact.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Sam Houston’s First Home

December 10, 2020 | By

Sam Houston’s first house in Houston, circa 1890. Renowned naturalist John J. Audubon visited Sam Houston here in 1837, and his account of that visit is colorful and humorous.

Exploring the East Texas Roots of Sam Houston — Texas’ First National Hero

January 30, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

General Sam Houston Folk Festival

March 30, 2017 | By

May marks the 30th year of music, crafts, culture, and Texas history at the General Sam Houston Folk Festival.

Tracing General Sam’s Piney Woods

February 24, 2014 | By Denton Florian

After crossing the Red River into Texas in December of 1832, Sam Houston’s first stop was the city of Nacogdoches, the gateway to Mexican territory and home to some of the region’s most influential residents.

Land of Big Sam

July 17, 2009 | By Karen Hastings

Historic Capitol Hill, one of the highest points in Huntsville, is a good place to start if you want to really understand this cultured and prosperous Piney Woods town that has long set its sights on greatness.

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