Galveston Island’s early history meets the high speed technology of today’s mobile applications with the launch of Galveston Historical Foundation’s “Make History!” app. The mobile app, free to download, comes pre-loaded with a Strand walking tour and numerous other special features. The tour allows users to go on a self-guided walk through downtown Galveston, learning about the history of notable buildings and viewing archival images of the Strand and its buildings.
“Touring Galveston’s buildings and sites is a way to learn about the island’s history in a different way,” states GHF Executive Director Dwayne Jones. “You can visit the places that sustained the community’s people for generations through calamities and triumphs.”
The app will also feature tours, added quarterly and available for an additional fee, focusing on a variety of topics and locations. In addition to the pre-loaded tour, the app features access to information on upcoming GHF events, hours of operations for all Foundation properties and attractions, access to the @galvestonhistory Instagram photo feed and integration with Facebook and Twitter social media accounts.