MuseumsRich in History
HBU is home to three museums, all housed within the Joella and Stewart Morris Cultural Arts Center. The museums both enrich the educational environment and improve the community by attracting history lovers and learners of all kinds to HBU’s campus.
Dunham Bible Museum
Holding one of the most extensive collections of rare bibles in the nation, the Dunham Bible Museum’s exhibits include ancient manuscripts, medieval scriptures, a working Gutenberg-style printing press, some of the first Bibles printed in America and even some of the earliest Bibles printed in the English language—all creatively displayed to show the Bible’s history and impact on civilization and culture.
Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts
Showcasing Texas between 1830 and 1930, the Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts features household furnishings and decorative arts from the days when Houston was merely a frontier settlement.
Museum of Southern History
A window into the South during the mid-1800s, the Museum of Southern History showcases room settings, clothing, fine furnishings, uniforms, tools and weapons that give visitors a sense of how settlers rebuilt their lives after the Civil War.
HBU's 4th Annual "A Piece of the Past" Museum Essay contest
, open to undergraduate and graduates students, has been announced. Essays may be written on any artifact or work of art in any of the four HBU museums, and the prizes are substantial. Essay Guidelines
for the Contest have been formulated. The deadline for entry is 5 PM Friday, February 21, 2014.