Learn About History from Home Through These Houston Museums

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Houston is a great place to live if you are a fan of history. Luckily, you can visit these three local museums virtually from home at our apartments in West Houston.

Natural Museum of Funeral History

Through videos and photographs on the National Museum of Funeral History’s website, you can tour portions of the museum. For example, you see pictures of coffins and the burial practices of other countries, including some of the unique styles and shapes of coffins from Ghana. If you are interested in presidential history, you’ll likely want to look at the George H. W. Bush Memorial Exhibit page where you can read about a few presidential funerals and view pictures of them.  

Holocaust Museum Houston

One thing you’ll likely want to look at is The Texas Liberator: Witnesses to the Holocaust. This downloadable presentation includes interviews from Texans who helped to liberate the concentration camps. You’ll also likely want to look at the Houston Survivors page where you can find a list of Holocaust survivors who moved to our area after World War II. Those with asterisks next to their names include interviews and/or other biological information about the survivor.

Space Center Houston

Through pictures, stories, and videos on their website, you can learn about some of the historic items housed at Space Center Houston. Learn about Apollo 13 and how the crew survived what could have been a horrible disaster. Watch the video of President John F. Kennedy’s speech at Rice University about the United State’s goal to go to the moon by the end of the decade. The podium where he gave that speech as well as several Apollo 13 artifacts are at Space Center Houston.  

After checking out these local museums, continue exploring with a virtual visit to the Houston Zoo. If you are looking for a great place to live in the area, contact us. We’re sure you’ll love our apartments with garages in Houston.

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