Hendley Green and Eighteen Seventy One are coming together to offer a day of family-friendly fun on Saturday, November 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa for mailing off before the holidays in a specially created mailbox.

Located at 2002 Strand, Eighteen Seventy One will welcome guests with special discounts, refreshments, popcorn and more from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A special prize wheel will be available for your chance to win tickets to Dickens on The Strand, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour and many other GHF programs.

Hendley Green, located at 2028 Strand will offer craft beer from 2 to 7 p.m.; a visit from Santa and his sleigh from 3 to 5 p.m., with guests welcome to bring their camera for free photos; family friendly games throughout the afternoon and a special tree lighting of the Queen’s Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m.

Taut Structures, a special art installation, will debut in Hendley 102 that night. Held in conjunction with Galveston’s ArtWalk and located next door to Eighteen Seventy One will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the installation will feature work by Houston’s Heather Bause and Carl Suddath. Heather’s Paintings are constructed by sewing together hand painted and commercial fabrics. The paintings’ compositions are rooted in gestural abstraction but the use of fabrics give the work a domestic familiarity. Carl’s work is refined to its root, but still retains the familiarity of representation. The simple structures belie a meticulous craftsmanship and material choice. Admission is free for viewing.

14692156_10157630351805594_9024518074257082012_oABOUT HENDLEY GREEN

Galveston’s newest downtown urban green space, GHF began work in 2013 to design a public park that would both accommodate outdoor community activities, while also highlighting the history of the Strand-Mechanic Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Hendley Green provides immediate public access to approximately 500 permanent residents living in the historic district, 1,700 individuals employed in the historic district, 25,000 residents within a walkable distance, and made accessible to a growing body of tourists to Galveston, TX.


Purchases made at Eighteen Seventy One go towards GHF’s mission of preserving and revitalizing the architectural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island. In addition to information on all GHF events, programs and attractions, the store is also the exclusive distributor for WoodWick & RibbonWick Candles and Kitras Art Glass. The store also carries antique jewelry from Grandmother’s Buttons, Jack Black and numerous vintage children’s games and toys. A large selection of Galveston related books are also on hand as well as a fantastic selection of items for house and home.

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