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Galveston Historical Foundation

History on Tap with the Nao SANTA MARIA and 1877 ELISSA

Join visiting Tall Ship Nao SANTA MARIA at the Galveston Historic Seaport for a special night of craft beer and history. 

Galveston’s Place in Texas Baseball History

Although Abner Doubleday's notability as one of the game's founders might be up for debate, his bringing baseball to Galveston in 1867 isn't in question.

Viewing of ELISSA Day Sails via SEAGULL II

Get your tickets for our harbor tour vessel SEAGULL II as she follows the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA on her annual day sail series. This special tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length and will trail the 142-year...

Edward L. Protz Historic Preservation Internship

Named in honor of Galveston preservationist Ed Protz, Galveston Historical Foundation announces the Edward L. Protz Historic Preservation Internship, supported by the Mary Moody Northen Endowment. “We are very...

Host An Artist : Galveston Historic Homes Tour

You're invited to join the event as a host of one of the participating artists, through the "Host An Artist" program. This program is a wonderful opportunity to help support the event, the art community, and...

Bishop’s Palace Completes Conservatory Restoration

GHF’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace was recently awarded over $66,000 from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) through their Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) matching grant.

GHF Heritage Preservation Challenge

The GHF Heritage Preservation Challenge fuels our mission to preserve and revitalize the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston.

“Springer Building” Public Art Request For Proposal

alveston Historical Foundation has announced a request for proposal for a public art project. This public art mural, located at 2117-2123 Strand (aka the Springer Building) is open to any artist or team of...

The Galveston Resilience Flag

From civil engineering feats to natural disasters, the island community has proven time after time, a rare ability to recover, rework, and rebuild itself while never losing sight of its historic roots.

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