Historic Third Ward Houston | June - August 2018


The Emancipation Avenue Bus Stop Tour is the result of a field study Naomi Carrier created for the National Trust for Historic Preservation that came to life on Juneteenth 2018. The project is a companion to THE BLUES ENDURANCE EXHIBIT, that opens at the MATCH Gallery from June 9 - 23 that showcases The Eugene Carrier Collection. The Bus Stop Tours will run on June 30, July 1, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18 and August 25. The Project Row Houses Strategic Art Plan initiative provided this opportunity for Naomi Carrier to showcase her playwriting skills while cultivating a one of a kind historical journey  that takes visitors inside a time capsule from 1850 to 2017. As an added cultural bonus, the tour will explore significant moments in historic Third Ward Houston.


Talking Back Living History Theatre embraces a number of interpretive products, including plays, workshops, and lecture-demonstrations on interpretation, preservation, oral history, and heritage tourism. They have had opportunities to collaborate with the National Park Service; the National Freedom Center; Texas Historical Commission; Sam Houston Museum; and Texas Parks and Wildlife on projects designed by project director Naomi Carrier. Working projects include museums in Belize; Accra, Ghana; and Donaldsonville, Louisiana. 

Their up close and personal interpretation of living history builds bridges of understanding for cross-cultural communication. 

Talking Back Living History Theatre's catalog of twenty plays is available upon request. The research team writes original plays for historic sites based on documented research. A professional cast is available for performances ranging from festivals to small intimate settings, indoor or outdoors. Workshops and lecture-demonstrations based on living history and African American history and culture are available for audiences of all ages in schools, libraries, universities, museums, and conferences.


TALKING BACK TOURS has designed tours that talk back to travelers by staging live reenactments that interpret some of Texas’ most exciting events at places where they actually happened. 

Naomi Carrier knows Texas and whether you want the beaches of the Gulf Coast, the plantations of the Brazos River Valley, Black Cowboys, or the mountains of Big Bend National Park TALKING BACK TOURS can take you there. 


  • Black Cowboys 

  • East Texas Blues 

  • Houston, the Big City 

  • Brazos Valley Plantations 

  • Galveston-19th Century Gateway

CALL 713-252-5326 TO BOOK A TOUR