Galveston Island Tours Announces Architectural History Shuttle Tour Galveston Island Tours, an affiliate of Galveston Historical Foundation, has announced its latest tour focusing on the architectural history of Galveston Island. Join Matt Farragher of GHF Preservation Services as he guides you through a showcase of the gorgeous buildings, churches and tree sculptures that Galveston Island lays claim to. Learn about the builders of these magnificent pieces of architecture as well as the history of the Island. Tours will focus on the East End Historical District and Strand/Mechanic National Historic Landmark Districts and will last approximately one hour. Registration is available here. | more
"Playground Of The Southwest" Now Available For Purchase
The book, the fifth in a series of publications produced by Galveston Historical Foundation and published by Arcadia Publishing Company, is available for sale online and at The Shop At The Palace, the Texas Seaport Museum and Pier 21 Theater.
"Galveston has a colorful and diverse history of tourism and recreation. The Playground book covers this long history with photographs captured from individuals, families, and a several major repositories..." more
Galveston Historical Foundation Launches Green Revival Certification Program
Galveston Historical Foundation is offering free professional guidance for islanders interested in making their historic buildings more energy efficient. Through the Green Revival Certification Program, homeowners are provided with a step-by-step guide created specifically for their project including a checklist, information on new green building materials and products, and contacts for local businesses and contractors. A LEED-accredited GHF staff member is also available to make site visits and answer questions. GHF is waving enrollment fees for the first twenty registered projects. more.
Galveston Historical Foundation Offers Windstorm Exemption to all Galveston County Galveston Historical Foundation wants to remind residents that they have extended the Windstorm Exemption Program (WEA-1) to all of Galveston County through a grant with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Partners in the Field Program. The Texas Windstorm Exemption was made possible for all coastal counties by the Texas State Legislature in 1997. Since that time over 800 properties on Galveston Island have been listed.
The exemption will allow the building owner to replace damaged windows, shutters, doors, and other character defining elements... more