A CELEBRATION OF TEXAS IMMIGRATION – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 AT HENDLEY GREEN, 20TH & STRAND

Book your passage now for the third annual Galveston Heritage Day! Enjoy the music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations throughout the day while learning more about the early days of Galveston’s immigration movement.

Admission is free to this year’s event for live music, vendors, and food. Tickets for the Sacred Places tour are $15 per person and available here. 

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GALVESTON’S IMMIGRATION STORY

Quarantine-Station-1910-1920-LOCKnown as the “Ellis Island of the West,” Galveston’s port was a primary point of entry for numerous immigrants settling in the western United States. These groups would go on to found and grow many communities throughout the southern United States, and beyond. The Galveston Heritage Festival will celebrate those early pioneers.

“GHF will celebrate the island’s rich heritage by recognizing the people and cultures that came to Galveston in the 19th and 20th centuries,” explains Dwayne Jones, GHF Executive Director. “This inaugural event kicks off a concerted effort by GHF to capture individual and family stories for almost 200 years. We see this as the first of many annual events to recognize local cultural entities and welcome back groups from across the state with ties to Galveston Island.”