Events and Programming

Upcoming HMRC Programming


Where's the Book on my House? How to Research Historic Properties
Saturday, January 11, 2020 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Clayton Library 

Curious about your home’s history? Don’t know where to start?  Join us for this special edition of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center’s (HMRC) popular program, co-presented by HMRC's Architectural Archivist and Clayton Library staff. This program offers an overview of how to research a historic property, highlighting useful resources in HMRC and Clayton Library collections. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  

Rare Books Room Showcase - the mini!
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Texas Room

The tiniest showcase there ever was!  

For this edition of HMRC's popular program, we're going small.  Like, really small.  Miniature!  For one night only, HMRC will offer exclusive access to our rarest miniature books, normally restricted for preservation purposes.  This is a special opportunity for our customers to see, touch, and learn about some of our favorite treasures in the collection.  

Stay tuned for more upcoming programs in 2020!


Parking is available under the Central Library building, with entry on Lamar Street.  For questions, please contact HMRC at TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-1662.

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