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Pearland : Before 518

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A documentary that embraces the past and links it with present day Pearland


About Pearland: Before 518 

In partnership with the Pearland Historical Society, the City of Pearland is proud to release Pearland: Before 518, a documentary that embraces the past and links it with present day Pearland. Through interviews and photographs used in the documentary, viewers see the city transition from a rural farming community to a booming municipality with more than 100,000 residents.

Pearland residents, leaders and officials recount memories of the City’s beginning that includes open prairie land and dedicated settlers looking for better education, mobility, entertainment and social opportunities. DVD copies of the documentary are available for $5. Complete this form to order.

Get involved

The Pearland Historical Society is looking for new members to assist with projects that document the history of the City.  Complete and return a membership form to get involved. 

Thank You

For their participation and cooperation in this project, we'd like to extend a special thanks to:  John "Mickey" Mark, Luther Cunningham, Mayor Tom Reid, Chief Vance Riley, Chief Chris Doyle, Andrew Miller, Kim Hocott, Leticia Castillo, Dorothy Sporn, Gloria Ramirez, Beth Johnson and Janet Trombita.