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History in Print featuring "The Astrodome"

Preservation Houston / The Heritage Society

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Preservation Houston / The Heritage Society members Ended Free $0.00
General admission Ended $5.00 $0.00

Event Details

Meet the author at 6 p.m.
Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Free for members of Preservation Houston and The Heritage Society
$5 for non-members

With recent attention focused on the Astrodome, Preservation Houston’s History in Print author series is pleased to present a timely special program in cooperation with The Heritage Society featuring the new book The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle. Author James Gast will discuss his work, which tells the story of the people, technology and politics that constructed the biggest room in the world.

The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle is the result of two years of research and interviews. The book focuses on the creation and early days of the world’s first domed stadium, highlighting the people who participated and the unprecedented solutions they developed for problems that had not previously existed. The story told in the book goes well beyond architecture and baseball, showing how the project was influenced by its cultural setting in mid-century America and the events of the early 1960s, including desegregation, the Cold War and the Space Race.

After the presentation, Gast will sign copies of The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle, which will be available for $15 plus tax.

History in Print will be held in Fondren Hall on the second floor of the Jones Youth Building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street in the Museum District. Free parking is available in the surface lot on the northeast corner of Fannin and Binz. The parking lot entrance is on Binz.

Have questions about History in Print featuring "The Astrodome"? Contact Preservation Houston / The Heritage Society

When & Where


St. Paul's United Methodist Church
5501 Main St
Houston, TX 77004

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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