Bellaire Historical Society
Bellaire, Texas

Program Schedule



History Walk


Historical Markers



It is the purpose of the Bellaire Historical Society to preserve, maintain, restore and display designated historical landmarks, natural beauty, documents, artifacts, records of persons active in the history of the City of Bellaire and any other objects distinctive of this history; all to the end that it may be a fitting memorial to those citizens and individuals who contributed so greatly of their money, zeal and time in making the Bellaire Community a proper place to live.

Chartered by the State of Texas November 5, 1974
The Bellaire Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Next Meeting

March 9, 2017
6:30 pm

Centerpoint Energy Community Center
7001 Fifth St. (2nd floor above Aquatics Center)

Brian Hill and Lee C. Ehmke
"The Houston Zoo—From Earl the Bison to Saving Wildlife—95 Years of Educating Our Community"

Brian Hill, Retired Director of Public Affairs for the Houston Zoo, will discuss the history of the Houston Zoo starting with Earl the Bison in 1922, to over 6,000 animals and 900 species today. Lee C. Ehmke, President/CEO, Houston Zoo, Inc., and Immediate Past President, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, will talk about the role of zoos in saving animals in the wild.

An invitation is extended to anyone who would like to visit the meetings of the Bellaire Historical Society, and to anyone desiring to become a member.

Last updated: February 23, 2017
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