Theater of Memory, Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center
December 5, 2011 to May 5, 2012
In the spring 2010, the state-of-the-art arhival wing of the Julia Ideson Building was completed and became the new home to the Houston Metropolitan Research Center's collections. It was the frist step in the expansion and restoration of this architectural jewel, which first opened in 1926. With the premier exhibition, Theater of Memories: Cabinet of Curiosities, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center brings some of its unique artifacts back into the Julia Ideson Buidling's new gallery sapce, once three floors of the original archives, giving to the term "memory room" a double meaning.
Browse objects from the Theater of Memory exhibit
Faces, Places & Spaces
June 9, 2012 - September 1, 2012
The Houston Metropolitan Research Center is home to thousands of glass plate negatives capturing Houston and its citizens from the late 1800s. Although the majority of the images are an assortment of studio portraits, street scenes, and residences, other subjects and places are also represented. Selected from a variety of HMRC collections, the negatives reveal a visual cross-section of Houston citizenry and scenes representing the first century of the city's history.
View the exhibit snapshot
Browse objects from the Faces, Places & Spaces exhibit
Reflections of Texas: A GIS Showcase
The Houston Area Digital Archives is pleased to present Reflections of Texas: A GIS Showcase, a GIS (geographical information system) map featuring digital archival items from across Texas.
View the GIS map