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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Houston's New Online Museum

Hanging with Mr. Mayor at the coffee house on Monday....

Mayor White popped by The Daily Grind on Washington Ave. (free Wifi) to announce that Houston's history will be accessible to anyone who can type and click. Thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Houston Endowment the Museum of Houston will include historic letters, photographs, documents, maps, video and audio.

Let's hope they lost the Lee Brown era!

Speaking with David Bush of the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, he pointed out that a virtual museum saves the cost of property, building, maintenance, staffing and more headaches. Good point. I've hardly visited many of the great museums we have here but I should certainly visit the online Museum for research or to kill time. Plus, no traffic or parking issues.