Oct 24

Historic Houston Underground: A Tour of Glenwood Cemetery

Chase Untermeyer

Come meet some famous, fabulous, and fabled Houstonians who are permanent residents of the city’s most distinguished and beautiful cemetery. These include Charlotte Allen, “The Mother of Houston”; Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas; George Hermann, our first major philanthropist; Captain James A. Baker, the first “Mr. Houston” and grandfather of a future secretary of State; “Colonel” Edward Mandell House, confidant to President Woodrow Wilson and the most powerful Texan in Washington between Sam Houston and Lyndon Johnson; Governor William P. Hobby, flanked by his two wives, most notably the amazing Oveta Culp Hobby; Howard Hughes, eccentric extraordinaire; Glenn McCarthy, two-fisted wildcatter; Gene Tierney Lee, a star of Hollywood’s Golden Age; Roy Hofheinz, the former mayor who built the Astrodome; heart surgeon Denton Cooley; and citizens who gave their names to streets we travel every day: Binz, MacGregor, McGowan, and Settegast.

The tour will be led by amateur Houston historian Chase Untermeyer, who will tell many a tale as the group strolls around Glenwood on what we hope is a beautiful autumn day.

In addition to its many remarkable human features, Glenwood contains a Houston rarity — hills! — so participants should be prepared for an up-and-down walk lasting two hours.

Meet at WIH and drive together to Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington. More details to follow.

In the case of inclement weather, the tour will be moved to Sunday, November 7.



Class Tuition

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