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Politics of Revolution Documentary Completed
The Birth of Texas Series continues with the release of Washington-on-the-Brazos: The Politics of Revolution. It joins another 2014 release: San Felipe and American Settlement. Our two previous documentaries from the Series have already aired on Houston's Channel 8 and are being distributed now. Learn more about Houston: A Nation's Capitol and about Spanish Texas . Buy the DVDs by clicking the Store link at the top of this page. And check out our new BoT Series support site!

HAM Membership Drive for 2015
In order to keep producing things like the HAM Slices, our book and documentary projects, the Houston History Road Rally and Book Fair and the other educational gems outlined on this site, we must have your support. Please join, renew or upgrade your membership today. We cannot do it without you. Please click on the Support link on the top navigation bar and join HAM today. It's the right thing to do.

Houston History Book Fair & Symposium
Our fifth annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Don't miss this great event!. Admission for the public is always free. Come meet those who document our past. Speaker lineup here.

Three Big Awards Honor HAM!
HAM is very excited that our latest short video work, With Respect: Preserving Historic Cemeteries, is the winner of a 2013 Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston. The Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution also honored HAM with a 2013 Media Award for Spanish Texas. You may see it here. We are equally thrilled to announce that our HAM Slices of History Volume 2 is the 2012 Julia Ideson Award winner presented by the Friends of the Texas Room. We continue to strive to create top history programming.

Production Underway for Two Big Projects
HAM is putting grant money to work on two big documentary projects: The Birth of Texas Series and Home Front: Texas in WWII. Shooting continues in both cases. We are looking for interview subjects and historic photos for Home Front. We will also be scheduling fundraising activities over the next year. Learn more here then join in to make these fun films sing.

Texas Foundations Support HAM
Houston Arts and Media is fortunate to receive support from several of our state's most generous and respected foundations. The latest grants come from Houston Endowment for general operating support and from The Texas Historical Foundation, Strake Foundation, Brown Foundation, Humanities Texas and Herzstein Foundation to support our documentary work. Please check the contributors page to learn more about who has donated. Please don't forget that your support is also needed to bring these great educational projects to fruition.

HAM Has Your History on DVD!
In the Birth of Texas Series, our latest release, San Felipe and American Settlement, is now available. The HAM Slices of History, Volumes 1 & 2 are on DVD. Get all 40 new Slices now and support HAM. Learn how here. Don't forget that our award winning videos Houston: A Nation's Capitol and Spanish texas are available, too. View the San Felipe trailer here

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Monthly Meetups
Next Meetup - TBA

We invite our members, volunteers and anyone else interested in Houston's history to join us to explore Houston preservation, at-risk architecture, trains, bridges, music or whatever. Following our visit we will have lunch nearby.
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Interviewer News
We've posted several clips of interviews here as MP3 files. If you think you'd like to interview people, or if you know you want to but are afraid to start, it might help to listen to these 5-10 minute samples of a wide range of interviews. Transcripts of these samples are also available and were generously donated by Adept Word Management.

Periodically we'll be having interviewer training sessions, or we can meet with you in smaller groups to get you going on something that is fun and rewarding for all.
Learn more on becoming a volunteer interviewer here.

Now in production
The Birth of Texas Series - Eight documentaries that tell the story of Texas from 1820 through statehood in 1845
HAM Slices - A tiny little video slice of Houston Area History. Support HAM so we can create more!
Home Front: Texas in WWII - Military and industrial activity, combined with social upheaval during the war years changed Texas forever.
Neighbor to Neighbor Oral History Project - A citywide effort to gather stories of Houston's neighborhoods as remembered by their long-time residents.
Houston Music History Series - Our latest undertaking combines terrific tunes with social changes.
Houston Neighborhood Series - This series begins with a two-volume work on Historic Schools of Harris County.
What's Your HQ? - An educational and entertaining trivia game about Houston.
Stand Up Story - A history of Houston comedy
Learn more about our completed, on-going and future projects here.

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