THE 42ND ANNUAL GALVESTON HISTORIC HOMES CONCLUDES MAY 7 & 8, 2016
Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. This year we feature a house never before on tour and only recently sold out of the family. This East End mansion and the others on tour offer a broad look into Galveston’s history and architecture. Large, small, and everything in between. The 2016 Historic Homes Tour will give you a little bit of everything.
HISTORY ON TAP DINNER (MAY 6, 7 PM)
Experience outdoor dining under the beautiful Galveston evening! Featuring a special tour of the property and a custom created dinner menu, guests will get a first-hand look at homes tour beauty. This exclusive dinner is helmed by Chef Mary Bass, recent runner up on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, who will be crafting a special menu based on vintage Galveston menu items! $150 per person, limited seating available!
REHAB IN PROGRESS TOUR AND LECTURE (MAY 7, 9 AM)
Henry Hildebrand, president of the Anchor Milling Company of Galveston, built this two-story house in 1915 to use as rental property. The manufacturer of the kit house, called The Fairmont, was the Aladdin House Company. Guests of this tour and lecture will enjoy early access to the 1915 Hildebrand Tenant House beginning at 9 a.m. Starting at 10 a.m., ticket holders enjoy a lecture on the home from author and expert Margaret Culbertson. Click for details!
MID-CENTURY MODERN TOUR & PARTY (MAY 7, 5-8 PM)
Step back into the not so distant past with a special selection of mid-century modern homes on Galveston’s beautiful Harbor View drive. These homes showcase the unmistakable design of mid-century architecture with some vintage fun added into the evening! Click for details!
MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH (MAY 8, 9:30 AM)
Celebrate mom with this re-imagined Mother’s Day tradition. Enjoy a hearty brunch, door prizes, flowers and a few surprises in the beautiful 1880 Garten Verein. This homes tour favorite also features live entertainment courtesy of Houston’s “Jazz Forever” trio. NOT to be missed! $50 per person, available here.
Melinda Patrick has been developing her art since she was a small child. Her grandfather, an accomplished painter and photographer, began mentoring her in the fine arts before the age of five. Learn more here!
Enjoy specialty food trucks, restrooms, cold refreshments and a covered area for relaxing during your Homes Tour weekend. View participating trucks here and make your lunch plans now!
With nine homes and great special events, it’s easy to find yourself with more to do than you have time to do. This year’s Early Bird ticket could be just what you need to make the most of your homes tour experience.
TOUR HOMES PREVIEW
Take a sneak peak through this year’s tour homes and make your plans to see them in person the first two weekends in May!