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Alamo Documentary Wins
The Birth of Texas Series continues garnering top awards as San Antonio and the Alamo wins a 2016 REMI Award from WorldFest/Houston International Film Festival. It joins two award-winning 2014 releases: San Felipe and American Settlement and Washington-on-the-Brazos: The Politics of Revolution. 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 Support History
In order to keep producing things like the HAM Slices, our book and documentary projects, the Houston HistoryBook 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.

Support Home Front: Texas in WWII
Our powerful documentary on all aspects of life in Texas during WWII continues to move along as we have topped several interview milestones, but we are still greatly in need of funding. You can be a part of the solution by supporting HAM through membership and financial support.

MasterMind HAM
HAM is extremely proud to see our body of work recognized as a MasterMind winner for 2015 by the Houston Press. The honor also includes a grant for a HAM project of our choosing. Read the full article about HAM and the other two honorees.

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, Herzstein Foundation and Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust 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.

Monthly Meetups

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.
Sign up here to be notified about our meetups.

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.
An important published work is 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.

How to support us
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