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Please join us for our May Breakfast Connection which will feature R.W. McKinney, better known as Mister McKinney of Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston. Mister McKinney has shared his knowledge of Houston with students and others for over 15 years, when a volunteer talk for the Houston Area Youth Council blossomed into his life’s work, a non-profit educational program called Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston.
Last summer, McKinney unveiled the Houston History Bus, a program and vehicle dedicated to touring all who are interested through Houston’s roots. McKinney uses digital photos, PowerPoint presentations and his plethora of self-taught knowledge to instruct the bus’s riders. In addition to very specific neighborhood tours, he gives an introductory tour which he describes as “a downtown tour, a historic and architectural tour where I’ll talk a lot about the city of Houston’s founding, the Allen Brothers, of course. It goes back to the Republic of Texas days, from 1836 to 1845, and that’s a fun tour. I give that to adults, I give it to out of town folks at the request of Houston First and different organizations that will ask me to entertain dignitaries.”
A native Houstonian, once he started Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston, he began doing more work with and for preservation groups. He’s been the resident historian for KHOU-TV’s Great Day Houston since 2008. He is president of the Bellaire Historical Society and holds memberships with or advises for The Heritage Society, Harris County Historical Commission and the Julia Ideson Building.
Enjoy networking with your fellow Chamber members, share your business concept with someone you’ve never met, hear about a new business concept, and build on those relationships with folks you met at the last meeting. Enjoy a hot breakfast while you put your membership to work! Guests and non-members are always welcome! Register in advance and save $5 off the price at the door!
Thank you to this month’s Breakfast Sponsor, Eric Albora of State Farm!