HIDDEN GEM: Sam Houston Memorial Museum

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — President. Governor. General. Congressman. Senator. Sam Houston held a lot of titles in his life. "He was one of the most power...

September 15, 2022
7:50 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — President. Governor. General. Congressman. Senator. Sam Houston held a lot of titles in his life. "He was one of the most powerful senators in the United States Senate leading up to the Civil War," said Derrick Birdsall, director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. "My mission in life is to take Sam Houston from being a state or regional figure and give him the national recognition that he deserves."  The museum serves an important part of that mission. "We have 15 acres of property that used to belong to Sam and his family," Birdsall said.

Brandi Smith