History of the HGMS Annual Show
1948 to 2006

Art Smith and Scott Singleton collaborated to write a three-page
summary on The Downward Spiral and Rebirth of the Houston Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show. The article was published in the October 2006 issue of Mineral News. To read the article, click on the Show History Summary button.

Also available is a listing of HGMS elected officers and appointed positions from 1948 to 2007 plus high points from the various years.
Summary of the HGMS Show HistoryHGMS List of Officers

Scott Singleton, 2006
HGMS President, studied the HGMS archives quite extensively. His findings are serialized in five articles written for The Backbender's Gazette. They are available here and in the May, June, July, August, and September 2006 BBGs.

        Part 1: 1948-1968--Early Days

        Part 2: 1969-1977--Rise to Prominence

        Part 3: 1978-1989--On Top of the World

        Part 4:  1990-2000--Fall from Grace

        Part 5:  2001-2006--The Phoenix

        Part 5 Graphs