2017 Calendar & Events

Ongoing

Scavenger Hunt!
Main Museum - Rotunda
Free!

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


Sept 23 ONLY

Museum Day Live! FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, September 23 ONLY - Must have a Museum Day Live! Ticket

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 ticket visit: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.  A Museum Day Live! ticket provides FREE admisssion for one person plus a guest.  Must present ticket at the front desk to a SHMM staff member.

Sept. 23

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Blacksmithing Photo 1

Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds

10:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 23

Pioneer Skills (Bearkat Family Weekend)
Log Cabin Construction Ax (2)

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

Oct. 7

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration
Spinning and Weaving Demo 1

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

Oct. 11

Chasing Beer Bottles and Privy Pits: Urban Archeology at the Frost Town Site in Houston

Archeology Speaker: Douglas K. Boyd, archeologist with Prewitt & Associates, Inc.
Atrium & Auditorium, Katy E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
6:30pm doors open & 7:00pm presentation

Oct. 14

Woodworking Demonstration
Woodshop

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

Oct. 21

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration
Kick-Wheel-Pottery

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

Oct. 28

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Blacksmithing Photo 1

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

Oct. 29

Photo Contest Entry Deadline

The Museum is hosting its 8th annual photography contest. Six categories: Floral; Animals; Action; Open Spaces; Personality; and Architecture.  For a complete list of contest rules, that along with applications, can be picked up at the Main Museum, Museum Store or Walker Education Center or downloaded here.  Winners will be announced at the exhibit opening on Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 RULES
2017 APPLICATIONS

thru Oct 29

Mudcats & Dogtrots: A Reprisal

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

Mudcats & Dogtrots highlights historic log buildings in Walker & Montgomery Counties.

Nov. 4

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration
Spinning and Weaving Demo 1

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

Nov. 11

Woodworking Demonstration
Woodshop

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

Nov. 13

8th Annual Photography Contest Awards and Artists Reception

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

Nov. 14-Jan. 14

8th Annual Photography Contest/Exhibit

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

Photos entered in the annual photo contest will be on display through the holiday season.

 

Nov. 18

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration
Kick-Wheel-Pottery

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

Nov. 25

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Blacksmithing Photo 1

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

Dec. 2

Houston Family Christmas
Santa

Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm