Please enter through the front entrance on Washington Ave.
Some of the families that made the greatest impact on Houston’s history now rest at Glenwood. Learn about some of the remarkable families who were active in the Bayou City’s business community.
Civic and Cultural Roots
Historic Glenwood Cemetery is the resting place of some families that made lasting contributions to Houston’s civic and cultural life. Learn some of their stories during this program.
GLENWOOD AND THE OILFIELD
Houston’s history has deep ties to the oilfield, so it’s no surprise that the lives of many Houstonians buried at historic Glenwood Cemetery involve oil. Learn more about these larger-than-life figures during this program.
ART FOR THE AGES:
The Monuments of Glenwood
From elaborate statuary to crisp modern memorials, the monuments at Houston’s historic Glenwood Cemetery tell the story of 150 years of changing tastes, rising fortunes and varied personal motivations.
from Suffragists to the Silver Screen
The women buried at Houston’s historic Glenwood Cemetery made their marks in fields ranging from business and civic leadership to the military and the movies. Learn about their lives, careers and impacts on the Bayou City — and beyond.
Hosted by Jim Parsons, Programs Director of Preservation Houston,
Richard A. Ambrus, Executive Director of Glenwood Cemetery