The Historic Brownsville Museum Collection, no. 5 – Charro Days Fiesta

Charro Days Fiesta is held every year in Brownsville, TX to celebrate the rich traditions, culture and shared heritage of the Texas

The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 14 – Texas Folklife Festival, 1977

This home movie from the Morkovsky Collection captures scenes from the 1977 Texas Folklife Festival at HemisFair Park. Held annually since 1972, the event was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in 1968 and is sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures.

The Frick 70s Collection, no. 17 – Westheimer Arts Festival & Texas Girl Chili Cook-off, 1980

This home movie from the Frick collection captures the essence of the pre-oil-bust party culture in the Houston area as it documents scenes from the 1980 Westheimer Arts Festival and Rosenberg’s Texas Girl Chili Cook-off. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and

Read More

The Frick 70s Collection, no. 12 – Texas Renaissance Festival 2

This home movie footage of the Texas Renaissance Festival, held in Plantersville, captures craft display booths, a clip of a small stage production of Twelfth Night, several festival-goers fencing, and a very interesting adaptation of jousting for children. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases,

Read More

The Frick 70s Collection, no. 1 – Main Street Art Happening, Houston

This home movie documents a Main Street Art Happening, precursor to the International Festival, on Houston’s Main Street, including art displays, stage shows, and clowns. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local Texas

Read More

The Marks Family Films, no. 4 – Rodeo Footage

This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and

Read More

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 9 – Family Life and Festivals (1977-78)

This home movie captures scenes of the Montgomery family in 1977-78 as they celebrate holidays, spend time around the house, and attend festivals in Austin. Of note are scenes of a street fair on the University of Texas’ West Campus, the Montgomery girls dressed in Star Wars costumes for Halloween, and Eeyore’s Birthday festival in

Read More

The Coltman Family No. 20 – UT Campus and Travels in America (1961-62)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family in Austin and across United States. Footage includes the University of Texas campus during a sorority and fraternity carnival, swimming at Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool and Town Lake and hiking at Mount Bonnell. The family also travels to Dallas for an AIA conference, the Grand Canyon,

Read More

The Agrasanchez Films, no. 1 – July 4th in the Hill Country (1983)

This home movie captures scenes of the Agrasanchez family spending July 4th in the hill country. The family spends time at a friend

The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 10 – Sam Napier Texaco

This home movie captures scenes of a service station in Corpus Christi, Sam Napier Texaco. Service attendants service cars and change tires as customers come and go, a gas tank trunk refills the fuel supply, and men working at a food stand happily drink Coca-Colas.