For more information on these and all GHF communications, please contact Will Wright, Director of Communication and Special Events, at 409-765-3404 or You can also follow us via the following social media platforms:

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Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) is one of the nation’s largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties. Today, GHF has over 2,000 memberships representing individuals, families, and businesses across Texas, the US and abroad and exerts a profound impact on the culture and economy of the Island.

Hi-res images for each of the releases are available by contacting Will Wright, Director of Communications and Special Events.


    If any photos are used, please credit courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation. To download, please click on image below and save larger version that opens.

    From left to right photos are: Sea Shanties Exhibit, 1838 Menard House, 1839 Samuel May Williams House, 1859 Ashton Villa, 1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, 1880 Garten Verein, 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1940 Sears Building, Texas Seaport Museum, Seagull II, Seagull II.

    1838 Michel B Menard House 1839 Samuel May Williams House 1859 Ashton Villa 1859 St. Josephs 1877 ELISSA 2 1877 ELISSA 1880 Garten Verein 1940 Sears Building Texas Seaport Museum DSCF3274 DSCF3196


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