Thank you! Our Members are critically important to us. Without you, we would not be celebrating our 125th birthday this year. As we reflect on what we accomplished in the past, we also look forward to the future. Thank you for renewing your support.
For our anniversary year, we have made a few changes.
digital copies of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly volumes from the present back to 2006;
an evolving roster of free downloadable eBooks on the Texas Revolution, Civil War, and more;
the ability to save your favorite Handbook entries directly to your dashboard; and,
access to archived Texas Talks and other events, such as the San Jacinto Symposium.
the Touchstone and Texas Historian journals, featuring research from young scholars;
four issues per year of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly;
and the most recent edition of the Texas Almanac.
This book describes the extraordinary life of Miss Ima Hogg, daughter to former Governor James Stephen Hogg and steward of the Hogg family wealth. James Stephen Hogg, who worked his way from a hardscrabble life in the piney woods of East Texas to the Governor's Mansion in Austin, was a giant in Texas politics. While Ima attended the University of Texas, ex-Governor Hogg pursued business interests, including an old plantation he bought in Brazos County near West Columbia, which would eventually produce the oil that would make Ima and her brothers wealthy. "Miss Ima," as she was known, founded the Houston Symphony, served on the Houston School Board, established the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and restored several historic Texas buildings, including the house at the Varner-Hogg Historic Site and her own house, now the Bayou Bend Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
More details on Membership benefits and levels can be found below. Please contact Nichole Spates, Membership Manager, with questions. She may be reached at (512)471-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to make your Membership contribution via check, please download and print the membership form.