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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) History Exhibit

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

February 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024
From award-winning paintings to vintage bronco bull riding photos, this HLSR exhibit complements the rodeo season in February and the Texas History Month in March.
This exhibit represents the cowboy spirit across Houston’s main heritages and is a big part of Houston history! Rodeo culture brings nearly all Texans together through food, skills competitions, music, parades, fundraisers, the carnival, vendors/exhibitors, and family entertainment.
“This exhibit portrays decades of the legendary organization and makes people realize the journey of how the food on their plate arrived and how important it is to support education for today’s agricultural and livestock industries.” says Alison Bell, Executive Director of The Heritage Society.
Some of the artifacts include-
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation saddle holder
Black and Hispanic Cowboy Heritage
Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Cody Johnson, Alabama, plus more signed guitars showcase (#swifties)
Photography, paintings, collectibles, costumery, and memorabilia of all the competitions
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $575 million to Texas youth and education.
About the Exhibitor: The Western Art Committee focuses on bringing important memorabilia and Western art, including monumental bronzes, to Show offices and facilities. Additionally, the committee archives Show history, along with Western art, for display during the annual event. Their first exhibit with The Heritage Society ran from February 18, 2023 to January 31, 2024.
Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 for ages 6 and up. Free for ages 5 and under. Members receive free entry as a benefit.


The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby, Houston, TX, 77002, United States


The Heritage Society

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