Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum, Inc
Founded in 1996, the Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum's mission is to promote preservation, education, archaeology, and research of Houston's African American history. The Museum focuses on the period of enslavement and post-slavery era in Houston's Freedmen's Town, the Gulf Coast region of Texas and its connections to other regions of the world. All of the six Museum's homesteads are National Register Listed, Texas State Historic Landmarks, City Protected Landmarks, and State of Texas Trinomials Registrations. Two of the Museum's properties have been named UNESCO Sites of Memory Associated to the Slave Route project. The Yates Museum is a significant, unique, and effective organization. Currently it is preserving historic homesteads, leading the UNESCO application process for the Texas Gulf Coast region Sites of Memory Associated to the Slave Route Project, operating archaeology field school labs, providing in-service history training for teachers in several school districts, sponsoring internships and scholarships for students in archaeology, architecture, history, and applied sciences, and collaborating with local universities, cultural organizations, civic groups, and churches to promote heritage celebrations, lecture series, and health fairs.