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Notable locations in zip code 77030: Houston Fire Department / Emergency Medical Services Station 33 (A), Autry House (B). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Center: Kirby Glen Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Churches in zip code 77030 include: Edward Albert Palmer Memorial Chapel (A), Rice Temple Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map
Park in zip code 77030: Hermann Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : Discovery Shop At The Houston Museum Of Natural Science (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; One Hermann Circle Drive), Daughters of the Republic of Texas Log HSE MSM (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1510 North Macgregor Drive), Houston Zoo Inc (Recreation Areas; 1513 North Macgregor Drive), ABC Charter & Sightseeing (Tours & Charters; 1914 Brunson Street).
Seating is provided for 1,705 patrons, with 20 wheel-chair spaces, plus an 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) sloping lawn that accommodates about 4,500 more. The theater building itself consists of a 64' x 41' stage; 54 line sets for hanging lights, curtains, and scenery; an orchestra pit which can be raised and lowered; dressing rooms; offices; a full complement of theatrical equipment; and a 110-ton air conditioning system for cooling the performance area. In its 2010 season, the Miller Outdoor Theatre provided entertainment for more than 430,000 people at 141 performances and events.
In 1922, the original theater was designed by William Ward Watkin as an amphitheater surrounded by twenty Corinthian-stylelimestone columns and built by Tom Tellepsen. The theatre’s dedication plaque reads:
To the Arts of Music, Poetry, Drama and Oratory, by which the striving spirit of man seeks to interpret the words of god. This theatre of the City of Houston is permanently dedicated.
"Miller’s Hill" was created in 1948 with dirt from the excavations of Fannin Street. In 1968, the city built a new theatre with bonds approved by public vote. The new theatre building, designed by Eugene Werlin and Associates, won several awards: the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Biannual Award (1969), the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Award of Excellence, and the James E. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Award.
The 1968 Miller Theatre building was then refurbished starting in 1996, jointly funded by the city of Houston and Friends of Hermann Park. The roof and siding were replaced, and additional restrooms and office areas were installed. In addition, a small stage was added to the east end of the facility, playing to a newly incorporated open plaza area. The renovations were completed in 1998. Today, the venue is managed by the Houston First Corporation.
El Zoológico de Houston es una de 55 acres (22 ha) parque zoológico ubicado dentro del Parque Hermann enHouston , Texas, Estados Unidos. El zoológico alberga más de 6.000 animales como parte de más de 900 especies que el zoológico tiene para ofrecer, y recibe 1,8 millones de visitantes cada año y es el décimo zoológico más visitado de los Estados Unidos. El zoológico está acreditada por la Asociación de Zoológicos y Acuarios (AZA).
Declaración de la misión del Zoológico de Houston es "El Zoológico de Houston ofrece una diversión, único e inspirador experiencia fomentar el aprecio, el conocimiento y el cuidado de la naturaleza."
Desde 2002, la corporación sin fines de lucro, Houston Zoo Inc. ha operado el zoológico. Antes de 2002 el Zoológico de Houston fue operado por la Ciudad de Houston.
El Distrito de Museos de Houston es una asociación de 20 museos , galerías, centros culturales y organizaciones comunitarias ubicadas en Houston , Tejas , dedicada a la promoción del arte, la ciencia, la historia y la cultura.
El Distrito de Museos de Houston actualmente incluye 20 museos que registran una asistencia colectiva de poco más de 8 millones en 2012. Todos los museos ofrecen momentos o días libres y 11 de los museos son gratis todo el tiempo. [ 1 ]
Los inicios del distrito de los museos se encuentran en 1977, cuando se hizo evidente que algún tipo de acción necesaria que deben adoptarse para facilitar el acceso a los museos de la zona. La presente convocatoria de mejoramiento de la comunidad se convirtió en el Montrose proyecto sin ánimo de lucro a mediados de los años 80, pero se transformó en la Asociación de Museos del Distrito de Desarrollo de Houston (MDDAH) poco después. Sobre la base de los trabajos de esta organización, el distrito de los museos fue reconocido formalmente por la ciudad de Houston en 1989. La entidad fundadora se disolvió en 1994, pero el distrito de los museos está ahora bajo los auspicios de la Asociación de Distrito de Museos de Houston, fundado en 1997.
El distrito de los museos atrae a visitantes, estudiantes y voluntarios de todas las edades, orígenes y etnias para conocer y celebrar el arte, la historia, la cultura y la naturaleza en todo el mundo. Más información sobre las 20 instituciones del Distrito de Museos de Houston se puede encontrar en su página oficial, http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org
In the late 1970s, the area currently including the Houston Museum District had fallen into disrepair, badly needing attention from local, county and state governments to improve roads and beautify the area, then unsafe for pedestrian traffic and cyclists.
The Houston Museum District began as a grassroots community movement in 1977 led by Alexandra R. Marshall whose concept was to create a pedestrian-friendly district with the Museum of Fine Arts, at the intersection of Bissonnet Street and Montrose Boulevard, as its core. In such a strongly vehicle-oriented city, and one which to this day retains the title of the largest city in the United States without zoning, this was fairly progressive.
Since its creation, the numerous efforts of the Houston Museum District organizations have included community improvement projects, tree planting, sidewalk planning, construction and expansion, esplanade design, development and beautification, establishment of public transportation to and from the area, police support and various cultural events
The Montrose Association, the Museum Area Municipal Association, the South Main Civic Association, the Cultural Arts Center of Houston and TALA (Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts) all played a part in the development and subsequent success in the creation of the Houston Museum District.
May 1988: “Raiders of the Lost Art” event held to raise funds and awareness of the District.
City of Houston Museum District Resolution
September 1989: The Museum District receives a Clean Houston Honorable Mention in the Proud Partners Awards for its Museum District Improvement program.
September 1989: Business leaders, museum directors and members gathered to sign a coalition agreement supporting a City of Houston Resolution creating an official Museum District.
October 18, 1989: The area along Montrose Boulevard, from Allen Parkway to Hermann Park was designated by the City of Houston City Council and Mayor Kathryn Whitmire as the official Museum District of Houston.
1990: The Cultural Arts Council of Houston, now known as Houston Arts Alliance published The Cultural Guide to Houston, a guide book of Houston which included maps of each cultural center in the city, including a map of the Museum District.
December 1991: MDDAH helped host the 5th Annual Christmas and Hanukkah in Neartown, with a tree lighting, caroling and a Children’s Parade and Festival.
May 1992: “Savor the Flavors” benefit held for the Museum District, highlighting 23 local restaurants.
1994: The organized abandonment/dissolution of the 501(c)3 Museum District Development Association of Houston. Records were handed off to the South Main Center Association for further collaboration and development within the community.
November 1996: Shepherded by the South Main Center Association, now South Main Alliance, the organizations of the Museum District joined together to publish a brochure, promoting the Museum District, which included new member museums.
January 1997: Eleven institutions reincorporated the Houston Museum District Association as a 501(c)3 corporation. Five new museums joined in 2002 and two more in 2007.
Originally, funding was completely based on private sources—association member dues and members’ donations. Later, with growing awareness of the MDDAH and their work, funding came from numerous other sources.
Today, total operating budgets for the member museums exceed $80 million, funded almost completely from revenues and private donations. Museum District funding includes approximately $1.5 million in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds from the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance; contributions from all participating museums; foundation support from The Houston Endowment, Inc.; The John P. McGovern Foundation; The Wortham Foundation, Inc.; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation, Inc.; and corporate support from KHOU-TV Channel 11, KUHT-TV (PBS), the Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly, Exxon, and Cadillac.
During the annual Museum District Day, museums offer free general admission and shuttle service for visitors in order to raise awareness of the District. In 2009, there were seventeen participating museums with over 66,000 visits. Museum District Day 2012 is Scheduled for Saturday, September 15. This was the last Museum District Day.
The Museum Experience replaced the Museum District's annual open house—instead creating quarterly events to highlight four walkable zones. Each zone showcases a handful of museums at a time and each of the featured venues offer special programming, food trucks and pedicabs. This programming model provides visitors a more intimate experience and the ability to walk or bike between museums.
Each year, museums in the District host an open house for area teachers (public, private and home-school teachers) to experience the museums and learn about school programs available at the museums. Teachers receive continuing education credits for attending the 3 one hour presentations & prize drawings. Museum Educators Open House 2010 is scheduled for Saturday, January 23.
The District has taken a leadership role in seeking collaborative opportunities with the Theater District, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the reorganized Houston Arts Alliance and city-wide cultural organizations to foster greater public awareness of Houston’s cultural attractions.