Houston Arts & Media Hosts History Road Rally

Houston, TX – January 30, 2008 – Houston Arts and Media will be hosting its second Houston History Road Rally on Sunday, March 2 starting at 1:00pm. The event is designed to be a fun way to draw attention to Houston’s history and raise awareness for ongoing HAM projects such as the Neighbor to Neighbor Oral History Project and its educational Houston trivia game called What’s Your HQ?.  In addition, this version of the rally takes place on Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston’s birthday, so it is a fitting day for Houstonians to learn about their past.

The road rally will require teams of up to five people to solve clues, each of which will lead them to an historic Houston location inside Loop 610. They will then drive to the location and take a digital photograph which must include at least one team member. There will also be a “bonus person” clue which will provide teams with other scoring photo ops. There will be prizes for the winners and free food for all entrants following the two hour road rally.

The event begins and ends at the SPJST Hall, 1435 Beall St., itself a local Czech fraternal and cultural preservation society for over 110 years. Rules and more information are available at the HAM website.

The first Houston History Road Rally last fall was so successful that HAM is making the concept into a semi-annual event. “We thought this was a terrific way to put a little bit of Houston history in front of a new audience, and still be something fun for folks who are already involved in the history community,” said HAM President, Mike Vance. “All you need are a couple of people with a broad knowledge of the city, and a good navigator. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with friends.”
Parties interested in supporting HAM’s efforts through donations or volunteerism should contact Houston Arts and Media via e-mail at

About Houston Arts and Media:
Houston Arts and Media’s purpose is to produce educational and historical film, video and books. The work will be done by members of Houston’s creative, educational, research and production communities. Houston Arts and Media is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

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