While General Sam Houston is well-known in Texas as a politician and soldier, those outside of Texas may not be as familiar with Houston’s accomplishments, which also include serving as a congressman and governor for both Texas and Tennessee.
PBS will explore Houston’s life in their upcoming “Genealogy Roadshow,” sharing, and perhaps introducing, his exploits, as well as the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, with a national audience for their Oct. 14th episode.
The new series, which premiered Sept. 23rd, combines “history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans.” The four-episode series airs every Monday at 8 p.m.
The show selected Houston and the museum as a featured segment after filming in Austin. When one of the people being interviewed for the Austin segment mentioned a relationship to Houston, PBS decided to learn more about Houston, calling the museum for answers to their questions.