Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition

Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition Local task force working to preserve the historical preservation value of the Historic Freedmen's Town brick streets on Andrews and Wilson. The Freedmen's Town Coalition is petitioning the City of Houston to use preservative rather than restorative methods when revamping historic Andrews and Wilson Streets in Freedman’s Town/Fourth Ward.

The coalition's goal is to:

1. Stop the removal of the undisturbed historic bricks and the remaining trolley rails, from all of Andrews Street and part of Wilson Street.

2. Engage a qualified micro-tunneling/trenchless Engineering Design firm to redesign the infrastructure installations for “avoidance of harm to the cultural resources” of the historic streets- NHPAct.

3. Reinstate the Federal 1

The coalition's goal is to:

1. Stop the removal of the undisturbed historic bricks and the remaining trolley rails, from all of Andrews Street and part of Wilson Street.

2. Engage a qualified micro-tunneling/trenchless Engineering Design firm to redesign the infrastructure installations for “avoidance of harm to the cultural resources” of the historic streets- NHPAct.

3. Reinstate the Federal 1

Operating as usual

Third Ward Historical Bike Tour thanks for stopping by Histoic Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Prayer Garden with...
06/14/2021

Third Ward Historical Bike Tour thanks for stopping by Histoic Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Prayer Garden with Labyrinth...

Third Ward Historical Bike Tour thanks for stopping by Histoic Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Prayer Garden with Labyrinth...

Photos from Priscilla Graham Photography & Publishing's post
06/09/2021

Photos from Priscilla Graham Photography & Publishing's post

Naomi Carrier
06/09/2021
Naomi Carrier

Naomi Carrier

Galveston Juneteenth 2021 short feature films on Women Suffrage

The Juneteenth Worship Experience
06/06/2021
The Juneteenth Worship Experience

The Juneteenth Worship Experience

The Way Fellowship Church presents The Juneteenth Worship Experience: A Story of and Journey to Freedom!

06/06/2021

ATTENTION EVERYBODY!!!
Don't forget to register for the first ever combined tour with 3rd Ward Tours
This will be one you don't want to miss; as we will for the 1st time connect the histories of 3rd and 4th Ward.

Reserve your spot and/or your bike right here...
https://linktr.ee/amengoesthere

Photos from Priscilla Graham Photography & Publishing's post
06/06/2021

Photos from Priscilla Graham Photography & Publishing's post

06/06/2021

Next Freedmen’s Town Farmers Box Pick Up Will Be June 19,2021! #leeloverscloverhoney #freedmenstownfarmersmarket #freedmenstownhouston #houstonfarmersmarket #houstonpopupshop #houstonvendors #houstoncsa #csabox #blackfarmers #yatesmusuemtour

06/06/2021

🍻 We’re Extremely Excited To Announce Our New Thursday Night Market In The Beer Garden of @saintarnoldbrewing Freedmen’s Town Farmers Market Presents The “Lyons St. Night Market!”🍻😃 Starting July 1st from 5-9pm and every Thursday following!! Now Accepting Vendors!! 2000 Lyons St. HTX 77020! #lyonsstreetnightmarket #freedmenstownfarmersmarket #houstommarket #shoploclhouston #saintarnold #saintarnoldbrewing #houstonpopupshop #localbeer #houstonbeer #beer #freebeer #beermarket

Photos from History Through the Lens's post
06/06/2021

Photos from History Through the Lens's post

Garden of Hope & Faith Exhibit June 13, 2021 @5pm 1401 Valentine’s Street in Historic Freedmen’s Town
06/06/2021

Garden of Hope & Faith Exhibit June 13, 2021 @5pm 1401 Valentine’s Street in Historic Freedmen’s Town

Garden of Hope & Faith Exhibit June 13, 2021 @5pm 1401 Valentine’s Street in Historic Freedmen’s Town

Photos from Priscilla Graham Photography & Publishing's post
06/03/2021

Photos from Priscilla Graham Photography & Publishing's post

06/03/2021

Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum invites you and your family to commemorate Juneteenth 2021 in historic Freedmen’s Town! Join us for virtual and in-person events as we connect with our community and history during this important celebration.

See Our Juneteenth Programing Schedule at rbhy.org/juneteenth

06/02/2021

Posted @withregram • @houstonfreedmenstown The Way Fellowship Church in partnership with the Houston Freedmen's Town Conservancy and Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition, is proud to present The Juneteenth Worship Experience: A Story of and Journey to Freedom. This event is sponsored by the Houston Endowment, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Buffalo Bayou Partnership.⠀

The event is FREE and open to the public (with registration) and will take place on the stage at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park on the evening of Saturday, June 12th.⠀

Highlights include uplifting music, praise, dance, and worship from an incredible array of local artists, including the Freedmen’s Town Mass Choir directed by Brian Dunlap. Hosted by Anthony Valary of MAJIC 102.1 & PRAISE 92.1 FM , featuring the Texas Southern University Debate Team, Se7en the Poet, and a Proclamation by Mayor Turner. ⠀

With food trucks and market vendors, this event is sure to be one for the books! You won't want to miss this!!⠀

Complete your registration today by visiting the link in our bio! #houstonpopupshop #freedmenstownfarmersmarket #freedmenstown #houstonevents #juneteenthcelebration #juneteenth #houstonvendors #juneteenth2021

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post
05/31/2021

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post

Members of demolished church call for redress — RBHY Museum
05/31/2021
Members of demolished church call for redress — RBHY Museum

Members of demolished church call for redress — RBHY Museum

Because of its prime location next to downtown, historic Freedmen's Town has long been under redevelopment pressure. In an example of aggressive enforcement of building regulations, the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church was demolished in 2008 by the City of Houston, which then placed a lien on

H-E-B donates to Building Racial Bridges Phase 1 — RBHY Museum
05/31/2021
H-E-B donates to Building Racial Bridges Phase 1 — RBHY Museum

H-E-B donates to Building Racial Bridges Phase 1 — RBHY Museum

The Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum is pleased to announce a recent gift of $25,000 from H-E-B in support of Building Racial Bridges Phase I, specifically directed for renovations and preservation of Yates’ historic homesteads.

05/30/2021

RBHY Museum Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

For 25 years, the Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum has worked tirelessly to fill the void in African American history in Houston Texas by preserving historic homes in Freedmen’s Town. Once a vibrant community with a bustling economy founded by formerly enslaved individuals, Freedmen’s Town has fallen into disrepair. Of the 568 historic homesteads and 13 churches that once formed this National Register of Historic Places, only a few dozen remain. RBHY has rescued several significant historical homes from demolition and is the steward of 11 archaeologically significant sites. With so much of Freedmen’s Town’s legacy having fallen victim to the bulldozer, preserving those tangible reminders that do remain has become more important than ever.

With our nation's current focus on redressing racial inequities, the Yates Museum is uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role in this movement. By shining a light on the accomplishments of the formerly enslaved peoples who built Freedmen's Town, Yates fosters more racial understanding, as well as instills an appreciation and pride for the role that Black Americans played in developing Houston.

Throughout the last 25 years many generous individuals and organizations have supported our work and for that we are deeply grateful. Join us in June, virtually and in person, as we celebrate 25 years of preserving Black history in our community.

To learn more about RBHY Museum or to donate, please visit RBHY.org

05/30/2021
05/30/2021

District Clerk Marilyn Burgess is participating in an event to commemorate the 101st anniversary of #women’s #vote in #HarrisCounty. Thank you to the Houston Suffragists Project and @heritagesociety for organizing this historic gathering. #houstonhistory

Photos from Emancipation National Historic Trail's post
05/29/2021

Photos from Emancipation National Historic Trail's post

05/29/2021

It was a wonderful day for Houston history. Incredible speeches about how voting history by Suffragists 100 years ago paved the way for many today by: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess. Thanks to HCDC for this great photo.

#houstonhistory #suffragist #museum #AntiochChurch #AntiochMBC #votingmatters

More pics to come...

Photos from Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition's post
05/29/2021

Photos from Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition's post

Photos from Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition's post
05/29/2021

Photos from Freedmen's Town Preservation Coalition's post

Couldn’t resist taking photos of these beautiful historical building in Third Ward, Texas...
05/26/2021

Couldn’t resist taking photos of these beautiful historical building in Third Ward, Texas...

05/24/2021

Posted @withregram • @freedmenstownbiketour Get registered TODAY and GET PAID for referring friends and family!!!

After you register, for everyone you refer that registers WE WILL GIVE YOU $2 BACK.

So essentially... you could get paid to ride with us!!!!
Somebody say... #AmenGoesThere

Remember we start immediately after the @freedmenstownfarmersmarket Come check them out in their new bigger location!!!

Click link in bio to register!!!

#blackhistory #freedom #emancipation #biketour #farmersmarket #freedmenstown #freedmenstownfarmersmarket #montrose #montrosehouston #houstontourism #tourhouston #visithouston #lonlyplanet

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