Visit Bayou City from 100 Years Ago with Mike Vance

Mike VanceWhat was the hottest new building in Houston in 1913? Find out this and more about city life 100 years ago at Lone Star College-CyFair’s Oct. 30 talk.

Join Mike Vance - local broadcaster, author, documentary filmmaker, historian and story teller – for the “Time Travel to the Bayou City, 1913” free Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) program. This Texas historian will cover a little bit of everything from segregation to the daily life of Houstonians in a fun overview enhanced with period images.

In 2005, Vance founded Houston Arts and Media, a non-profit organization that creates innovative ways to educate Texans about their history. In addition to a litany of award-winning national and regional voice over work to his credit, Vance’s story-telling talent has led to numerous honors from the award-winning regional history television program Postcards from Texas to the 2011 Platinum Award in Documentary at World Fest/Houston International Film Festival for his feature length documentary, Houston: A Nation's Capitol.

1913 Houston Fire Station“My family upbringing was always deep in historic sites visits for as long as I can recall. So history just became a part of me from the start,” said this native Houstonian story teller, who serves on the Harris County Historical Commission and advisory boards of various regional history non-profits.

Vance’s Houston/Texas history DVDs and book will be available for purchase after the Oct. 30 L.I.F.E. program, which will be held from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the library, room 131 at 9191 Barker Cypress Road.

Call the library at 281.290.3214 for L.I.F.E. program information or go online to LoneStar.edu.