MSS 0246 Joseph M. Heiser, Jr., Environmental Collection
J. M. Heiser MSS0246-096
MSS 0246 Joseph M. Heiser, Jr., Environmental Collection


August 27 - November 12, 2016
'We Serve Humanity': Stories of Hope and Commitment
Julia Ideson Building, 2nd floor exhibit gallery
550 McKinney, Houston 77002

The Houston Metropolitan Research Center salutes its 40th anniversary with a gallery of individuals who strived to make the world a better place for future generations. These diverse stories, told through photographs, documents, audio-visual media and ephemera, include the fields of business, medicine, civil rights, social justice, the arts, journalism, environmentalism, education and government service. Spanning the twentieth century, they resonate into the twenty-first as we face variations on many of the same issues today. Each saw a need and accepted a challenge, whether personal or social, which would have a lasting impact on the city, the state, the nation or the world. Each could have said the following, along with George Bernard Shaw: 'I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.'

The gallery: Edward Mandell House, Benjamin and Jennie Belle Covington, Annette Finnigan, Leopold Meyer, Christia V. Adair, Alfonzo Vazquez, Emma Ferdinand Trichelle, Joseph M. Heiser, Jr., Felix and Janie Tijerina, William Clayton and Julia Ideson.

Programming and tours to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month and Citizenship Month will be announced.

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