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Galveston Historical Foundation

African American Stories of Galveston

Galveston Island is a key piece of African American history in Texas. From the beginnings of emancipation and Juneteenth to early schools and churches, Galveston served as an important stepping stone to many...

ELISSA Sundowner Party

The Official Tall Ship of Texas welcomes you onboard her storied decks for the 2020 Sundowner party. Held in conjunction with her annual day sail series, this special sundown event features access onboard...

The Art of the Barque – Day Sail Lecture

Join Captain John Svendsen and Captain Mark Scibinico as they present what life is like sailing on historic ships in a modern world.

1904 GH&H Depot Named to National Register of Historic Places

GHF’s 1904 GH&H Depot has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

The Deep Water Jubilee

In 1890, Galveston finally received what it needed to become an economically competitive port: a 6.2 million dollar congressional appropriation to deepen the harbor. News of the appropriation sent Galveston...

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...

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1892 Bishop's Palace

Spring Break at Bishop’s

oin us at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace for our new Spring Break at the Bishop’s programs. Classes are limited and are free with general admission to the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway. Courses begin...

Seaport Spring Break

Seaport Spring Break Classes

Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for our Seaport Spring Break workshop series. Classes are limited to 20 people and are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22 Harborside. Courses are...

ELISSA Daysail

2020 ELISSA Day Sails

Join us for a one of a kind outdoor adventure aboard the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA! 2020 sees the Official Tall Ship of Texas return to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for her annual day sail series. As one of the...

ELISSA Day Sail Viewing

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-old tall...

Mike McClure Acoustic

Mike McClure Acoustic at 1859 St. Joseph’s Church

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Mike McClure set to perform at 1859 St. Joseph's Church. McClure, a founding member of noted country band The Great Divide, got his start in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he played at the...

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