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Visits & Tours



African American History Research Center

Welcome to one of the leading cultural institutions in Texas, devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American history and experience in Houston, the neighboring regions and the African Diaspora.

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Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza

Beautifully transformed so you can enjoy a great book, programming, and events outdoors. This versatile space features a water wall, an adult reading area, a children’s reading room with shade structures and fans, a performance stage, a jumbo screen, and comfortable furnishings.

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Flores Neighborhood Library

Revitalization of this neighborhood library is thanks to the generous $800,000 donation by UAE. Featuring an expanded children’s area with a technology lab and access to a children’s patio learning space; a teen area with upgraded technology; an adult area with new computers, seating; a new computer lab; and updated meeting room.

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Image of the Julia Ideson building with tan stone and brick which houses HHRC

Houston History Research Center at the Julia Ideson Building

This research library archives and houses materials for the study of Houston’s history. Books, maps, building plans, journals, photographs, vertical files, and oral histories all help to shed light on Houston’s past.

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McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

Significant transformation now features updated finishes, furniture, and community areas for children, teens, adults, computer zones, and a room for meetings and trainings. Expanded access to technology equipment and enhanced resources are available.

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TECHLink Dixon powered by Aramco

This exciting new design comes from our $1.6 million donation to fully fund this library's concept. Designed with interactive technology to enhance learning featuring music and video production studios, digital animation, graphic design, photo editing, and multimedia presentation capabilities.

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