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Memorial Day Weekend 2008
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Museum
News Release
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Developing Houston: Photographic Treasures from the Cecil Thomson Collection, a collection of over 200 photographs and period artifacts from the Museum’s collections, will be opening on Memorial Day weekend. The exhibit, with photographs and artifacts from 1885 to 1945, captures the neighborhoods, businesses, notables, architectural gems and events that define Houston’s unique character during a period of change and growth. Of note is the photographic documentation of the vision of Houston’s foremost real estate developer in the 20th century, entrepreneur Jesse H. Jones and his collaborative works with architect Alfred C. Finn by the photographer Cecil Thomson. 

The exhibit is free for school field trips and home schooled groups. A teacher’s guide will be made available on-line and free of charge.

WHEN: Opens Saturday, May 24, 2008, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The exhibit will be on display for one year.

WHERE: San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site,  One Monument Circle,  La Porte, Texas 77571

PRICE: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 11. Museum Members enjoy free admission.

AND MORE: In addition to the visiting the exhibit, guests can learn more about Texas by touring the Museum’s permanent collection, take the famous 489-foot ride to the top of the Monument and enjoy the digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto. (Nominal fees for the elevator ride and show.)

MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the exhibit or the San Jacinto Museum of History, please call 281-479-2421 or visit www.sanjacinto-museum.org.






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