Follow the development of religious groups in Houston through architecture and congregational history during a presentation to the Primetimers by Elizabeth Martin, Education/Program Director of The Heritage Society. Learn about the roles that religious institutions played in the development of Houston. Notable examples of Houston's historical religious legacy include:
- Christ Church Cathedral (1839), Houston's first Episcopal congregation and the only congregation still worshipping on its original site when Houston was capital of the Republic of Texas.
- Sacred Heart Parish (1896) was established by the Bishop of Galveston as the fourth Catholic parish in Houston. In 1959 its status was elevated to Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and in 2008 a completely new building opened its doors.
- St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (1891) Built by German and Swiss immigrant farmers in northwest Harris County, it was saved and restored by The Heritage Society and now resides in Sam Houston Park.
Gather on Thursday, January 12, in Fondren Hall at 10:30 am. The free program will be at 11, and an $8 lunch will be served at noon to those who RSVP by January 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-528-0527.