History Crawl celebrates Houston's 175th birthday

October 29, 2011 9:12:23 AM PDT
It's Houston's 175th birthday, and officials want everyone to join in on the fun.

This weekend, several nonprofit organizations and the mayor's office have teamed up to honor the city's 175th birthday with a History Crawl through downtown Houston.

The History Crawl runs from 10am to 5pm Saturday and features nine exhibitions on architecture, arts, city government, commerce, education, medicine, people, sports and transportation.

Minnette Boesel with the mayor's office says the History Crawl is a way to visually remind Houstonians of this city's rich and colorful history.

"Well, the transportation exhibit, which takes place in the Central library focuses on the history of transportation in Houston. There's wonderful photos of trolleys and different kinds of vehicles that were used as public transit," Boesel said.

Organizers say the History Crawl is designed for the entire family and community to enjoy, and they say you won't have to travel too far to check out all the exhibits.

"Six of the exhibits will be downtown. We'll have a trolley shuttle, free of charge, for everyone to go around and see these exhibits," Boesel said.

For more information on the History Crawl stops, and other city birthday events happening this weekend, visit www.houston175.org.

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