Bellaire Historical Society
Bellaire, Texas

Program Schedule



History Walk


Historical Markers



2014-15 Program Schedule

Please join us the second Thursday of each month at Bellaire's CenterPoint Energy Community Center, 7001 5th St.
All meetings begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
September 11, 2014
Gail Reaben
“Be Bop Babies”

Enjoy the viewing and commentary on an award-winning documentary film by Bellaire filmmaker, Gail Reaben. As a young girl in the 1950s Gail shot lots of 8mm movies in and around Bellaire, TX. The fifteen-minute documentary captures a time in Bellaire's history that will bring a smile to those who remember.
October 9, 2014
Bruce Bramlett
“Battleship Texas”

Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director of the Battleship Texas Foundation, will present rare photos and accounts from people on board the Battleship Texas during war time, as well as early days of the ship. Learn about the efforts being made to save, restore and maintain the only surviving battleship to serve our country in both World War I and World War II.
November 13, 2014
Gordon Vann
“BHS 40th Anniversary”

As part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Bellaire Historical Society, join long-time barber, Gordon Vann, as he recounts years of "barber shop talk" in Bellaire, TX. In 1957, an 18-year-old Gordon Vann was hired by Harry "Frenchy" Bonn to work at his barber shop. Today, you can still find Gordon working at the shop on Cedar Street, surrounded by early Bellaire pictures, antiques, and unique memorabilia.
December 11, 2014
Mike Vance
“Houston Baseball--The Early Years”

Mike Vance, Executive Director of Houston Arts and Media and author of the newly released "Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861-1961," will present an insight into the full history of baseball in the Bayou City. You will see rare photos, and hear about players and teams you never even knew existed in Houston.
January 8, 2015
Mike Vance
“Life in Houston During World War II”

Mike Vance, Executive Director of Houston Arts and Media, will present a fascinating look at life in Houston and in Texas during World War II. The presentation will include stories and photos of the times.
February 12, 2015
Betty Trapp Chapman
“Houston History Through the Decades”

Betty Trapp Chapman is a celebrated Houston historian, author of numerous books, and author of many articles over the years in Houston Business Journal. Betty will take us on a journey through Houston's history over the decades.
March 12, 2015
Dr. Nancy Beck Young
“Impact of World War I on the Port of Houston”

Dr. Nancy Beck Young is Chair of the University of Houston History Department. Her presentation will discuss the impact of World War I on the City of Houston, and in particular, on the Port of Houston.
April 9, 2015
Lynn Ashby
“Closing of the Houston Post”

Long-time newspaper columnist and Houston Post editor Lynn Ashby will be joined by other veterans of The Houston Post to discuss the closing of the legendary newspaper 20 years ago.
May 14, 2015
Annual Pot-Luck Dinner
“Annual Election & Dinner”

Join your fellow members of Bellaire Historical Society to elect new Directors and Officers at its annual Pot-Luck Dinner Meeting. The meeting promises good food, good company, and fun entertainment.

Past Program Schedules

Bellaire Historical Society