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BISHOP’S PALACE
GALLERY TALK

October 5, 12 p.m.

Learn about Mrs. Gresham’s, original occupant of Bishop’s Palace, active involvement with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, her contributions to the organization, and the reception she hosted at Bishop’s Palace for the veterans of the San Jacinto Battle.

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HARBOR CITY TYCOONS
TOURNAMENT
October 8, 6:30 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to be an 1840s land speculator? Held at Hendley Green, you’re invited to come play in our Harbor City Tycoons Tournament, GHF’s custom-made real estate board game, for your chance to prove your business savvy.

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BROADWAY CEMETERY TOUR
October 15, 9 & 10:15 a.m.

Beginning in 1839 with the donation of four square blocks of land, the grouping of cemeteries on the central boulevard of Galveston has grown to include seven separate cemeteries within their gates. Join GHF for this fantastic tour of Galveston’s past led by Foundation staff!

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FREE DAY AT THE 1892 BISHOP’S PALACE
October 16, All Day

Celebrate Nicholas J. Clayton, Galveston’s most noted architect, with free admission to his masterpiece, the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. The second annual Nicholas J. Clayton day (#nicholasjday) once again celebrates his work and legacy.

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SEEDS OF EMPIRE
LECTURE WITH ANDREW TORGET
November 13, 2 p.m.

Join author Andrew Torget for his lecture on how cotton transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and collapse of the Republic of Texas proved to be a Confederacy blueprint.

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SEX, DEATH AND OYSTERS
DICKENS ON THE STRAND
December 2

Join three time James Beard winner Robb Walsh and other special guests for a special “Dinner With Dickens” focusing on the delicious history of oyster bakes. Held in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

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ANTEBELLUM BICYCLE TOUR
April 30, 9 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour through historic Galveston as you visit select Antebellum homes and learn the history of the people and community of early Galveston history. The tour will start at the 1838 Menard House. $15 per person.

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ANTEBELLUM BICYCLE TOUR
May 7, 9 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour through historic Galveston as you visit select Antebellum homes and learn the history of the people and community of early Galveston history. The tour will start at the 1838 Menard House. $15 per person.

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SEA OF MUD LECTURE WITH GREGG DIMMICK
May 15, 2 p.m.

Join author Greg Dimmick for an in-depth discussion on the story of two forgotten weeks in 1836 and one of the most consequential events of the entire Texas Revolution that has been missing from the historical record.

JOURNAL OF FRANCIS SHERIDAN BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
June 12, 2 p.m.

Join other readers of this fascinating account of Galveston’s early history at this debut book club. This journal contains some of the material that Sheridan used for his official report and much colorful detail that he did not use.

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CRAFT BEER TASTING & MEAT BISCUIT TASTING
June 18, 5:30 p.m.

Historic preservation meets the art of brewing onboard the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA! Join Houston’s, Saint Arnold’s brewery at the Texas Seaport Museum for an afternoon beer tasting and a special meat biscuit tasting.

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GALVESTON CITY COMPANY
LECTURE

June 26, 2 p.m.

Join Galveston Historical Foundation’s Andrew Coleman for a discussion on the men and women who invested early in building the wharves that allowed Galveston was to achieve its purpose as a commercial port city.

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SEEDS OF EMPIRE
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
July 24, 2 p.m.

Seeds of Empire tells the story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.

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SACRED PLACES TOUR AND
GALVESTON HERITAGE FESTIVAL
August 6, All Day

Book your passage now for the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival (including the beloved Sacred Places Tour)! 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.

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TREMONT WHISKEY PUNCH
TASTING
September 17, 4 p.m.

Galveston’s oldest residence plays host to a late afternoon of great music and spirits with this special History on Tap! Join us at the 1838 Menard House for samplings of Tremont Whiskey Punch, made from an authentic 19th century recipe, and live music.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY LECTURE
September 25, 2 p.m.

Join Debra Blacklock-Sloan, a professional genealogist, to learn about researching your family history.  She’ll teach tips and tricks on how to get started researching the African American family to 1870 using her own family history to show her methodology.

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