Sam Houston

An Evening with sam houston
PRESENTED BY Denton Florian

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houston Maritime Museum


Sam Houston will always be remembered for his influence on Texas history, but he was also a frontiersman and an important American political figure in the 19th century. This captivating lecture by the creator of the EMMY Award winning documentary Sam Houston: American, Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer, will detail Sam Houston’s remarkable life including his rebellious teenage years when he ran away to live with a local Cherokee tribe, his later struggles with marriage and sobriety, and much more. Learn about Houston’s remarkable life as the only person ever to govern two states, become a general, serve two terms as the President of the Republic of Texas, as well as serve as a U.S. House Member and U.S. Senator, and at the end as a southerner banished and hated for his devotion to the Union.


Denton Florian, a lifelong enthusiast of early American history, organized and led the team that produced the celebrated documentary, Sam Houston. This documentary went on to win five EMMY Awards as well as was recognized for excellence by concurrent resolutions of the Texas House and Senate, and by the Governor of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Florian created the film’s website, and assets represent the largest collection of digital information on Sam Houston’s life that have ever been assembled. Mr. Florian is a native Texan and graduate of both the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University. In his leisure time he is a Boy Scout leader, backpacker, photographer, fisherman, and an Airline Transport Rated Instructor who enjoys the great outdoors.

Watch the archived lecture below.