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From Rice Farmers to CEOs

  • The Heritage Society 1100 Bagby Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

Since the late 1800s, Houston has received increasing numbers of Japanese American immigrants who have added to the diverse make-up of the city. While their numbers comprise a minority of the local population, their contributions to the city's economy, culture, and society reveal a special legacy.

Learn how the Japanese community has impacted Houston's history as The Heritage Society's Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series presents From Rice Farmers to CEO's: The "Quiet" Minority of Houston by Dr. Abbie Grubb.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with The Heritage Society's new exhibition Asian Americans in Houston: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures, which provides an overview of Asian immigration to Houston through artifacts, photographs, and personal stories.  The exhibition is on view through January 16, 2016.

Admission is free for Heritage Society members and $5 for non-members. For more information, click here.