Come all you local weirdos, geeks, and history nerds and join us on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00am – 4:00am as Archivists of the Houston Area partners withThe Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, for Old, Weird, Houston! Archival repositories and private collectors from around the greater Houston and Southeast Texas region have scoured their collections and will be bringing their weirdest, funkiest, rarest, and in some cases ugliest items in an all-day grown-up show and tell!
There will be vendors with Houston swag, food, and drinks as well as panel discussions and presentations on topics such as hardboiled newspaper columnist Sig Byrd; the rise and fall of counterculture rag Space City News; the rescue and conservation of the Hyde Park Miniature Museum; the original story behind the Art Car Parade; and the Orange Show’s history and its upcoming exciting restoration project. Stay after the talks for a performance from legendary Houston punk band Mydolls.
Besides being the welcome wagon at the event, AHA! will be hosting an Ask the Archivist booth where the public can get advice on their own preservation and archiving needs. We will also have a booth that will feature some cool event swag, including an exclusive sticker commemorating the event. You can also find copies of the AHA! Repository Directory (and pay your membership dues? Only $11 for a year). If you feel like manning any of these booths,we are still looking for volunteers! You can let us know by filling outthis form.
Monday, February 13, Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Zoom
Thanks to everyone who attended our Spring Meeting! It was a packed zoom. It’s always great to see everyone. We covered a lot in our first meeting of the year. The agenda, slides, and chat are available at the end of the post. The presentation slides link out to important information and planning documents.
Special thanks to our guest speakers of from the City of San Antonio, Office of Historic Preservation
Thank you to all who made it to our Spring 2022 meeting! For those of you that missed it, the Spring Meeting Program included:
SSA Scholarship Recipients Announcement.
Speaker, Matt Richardson, will talked about SSA Local Arrangements and how AHA! members can help. Matt is the Registration chair for SSA 2022 Houston. It’s a great opportunity to hear how we can contribute to the annual meeting.
AHA! Social Media Action! Tips for submitting content and engaging more people through the AHA! social media accounts.
A link to the video of the meeting will be sent to the membership email list. See below for the slides from the presentation and the Zoom chat.