Washington Cemetery and the Dark History of the Venetian Carnival Mask

Greetings — we’ve posted two new stories: Washington Cemetery including citizens of the Republic of Texas. a fascinating lady who disguised herself as a man to serve in the Union Army and a young black girl killed by a streetcar who has a street named for her; and a new Sidebar: the Dark History of the Venetian Carnival Mask. Enjoy

One new cemetery, one new sidebar & an art opportunity

Greetings – we’ve posted one new cemetery – Rice Institute and one new sidebar – Remembered in Granite: Houston Police Officers Memorial.

Jose Guadalupe Posada CalaveraIn addition, we want to bring your attention to an art exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Last month we posted the sidebar Intoxicated with Death: The Calaveras of Mexico. The MFAH is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada, creator of the Calaveras, with an exhibition of 50 prints and drawings. The show opens September 13 and runs through December 15, 2013. Details are at www.mfah.org click Art and Exhibitions.