Welcome to Houston

Host of the
2018 SAR
National Congress

 

Museums

Complete Museum
District
and many more

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Shopping

World Class
Shopping
Conveniently Available

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Tours

NASA
George Bush Library
and more

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San Jacinto Monument

Battlefield
Museum

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Westin Memorial City

Convenient
Shopping
Food

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July 11, 2018 through July 19, 2018

Tours

Enjoy your SAR tours and see what Houston has to offer such as NASA, the Bush 41 Library, San Jacinto Battlefield,the Joella & Stewart Morris Cultural Arts Center complex and more.  On your free time explore what Houston has to offer! 
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Shopping

The fourth largest city in the nation, Houston is arguably the style capital of the South.  It's home to more than a dozen distinct shopping areas, with retail that runs the gamut from vintage to high-end designer. 
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Museums

Adjacent to Houston’s famed Hermann Park you’ll find the Lone Star State’s answer to the Smithsonian Complex in Washington DC.  The Houston Museum District collects 18 superb museums, cultural centers, art galleries and historical sites into a 1.5-mile area.
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Welcome to the 2018 SAR National Congress Publicity site!

We are proud to welcome you to Houston for the 2018 National Congress July 11 through July 19, 2018.  The host hotel is the Westin Houston Hotel, Memorial City connected by a skywalk to the Memorial City Mall.  Please explore our website for information on tours, points of interest in and around the city, and restaurants to tickle your palate.

Houston hosted a National Congress in 1952 and Ray O. Edwards, a 1952 Minute Man of Florida, was our PPG.  On Sept. 17 of that year "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" were renamed "Citizenship Day".

What else was going on in 1952 you ask?

In the sports world the NFL New York Yanks became the Dallas Texans.  Texan Babe Didrikson-Zaharias won the LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.  The St. Louis Browns fired manager Rogers Hornsby who was quickly hired by the Cincinnati Reds.  Boston Brave Warren Spahn struck out 18 Cubs in 15 innings while the Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the NL pennant over the New York Giants.

In the entertainment world "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premiered on NBC TV and the movie African Queen with Humphrey Bogart opened.  "The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Charlton Heston, also opened.  Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man & the Sea” was published.

Technology saw the first ultra high frequency (UHF) television station in Portland OR, the first video recording on magnetic tape in LA, CA, and the first thermonuclear bomb was detonated in the Marshall Islands.

Around the world Puerto Rico became a US commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne in England, while a military coup led by General Batista occurred in Cuba.

 

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When you come to Houston for Congress, make a vacation out of it!  Open your thoughts to all this great city has to offer.

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