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Dead Things That Might Be Under Your House Part 3: The Black Hope Horror
October 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

I spent this past Saturday in a graveyard. But not just any graveyard, it was a forgotten one. I had first learned of its existence in a dusty volume published by the Crosby Historical Society in the early 90’s. Photocopied articles within described an African American Cemetery discovered by children in the Spanish Cove subdivision […]

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October 31, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Fabergé Symposium – The Wonder of Fabergé   November 4, 2016 at 6.30pm Get Tickets Here More than doubling in size since the 2013 Houston Fabergé Symposium, the McFerrin Collection now totals nearly 600 objects and will be displayed in its entirety for a limited time. Recent acquisitions focus on rare Imperial pieces […]

Dead Things That Might Be Under Your House: Part 2!
October 27, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

This week we will continue our journey beneath Houston with a chilling but true story of a forgotten graveyard right in the middle of Downtown Houston. Until 2003, many Houstonians found themselves fascinated with the the ruined old building haunting the corner of Elder and Girard Streets. It was the old Jefferson Davis Hospital, rumored […]

Medicine Meets Mystery: The Vac Mummies
October 26, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

When people think of mummification, images of cavernous, torch-lit rooms inside monumental Ancient Egyptian temples come to mind. A group of robed priests, experienced eyes looking tentatively at their work as steady hands cut precise incisions. It’s medicine meets mystery. But that isn’t always how mummification happens. For all the human experience gained from millennia […]

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I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

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