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October 2019

Preservation U : Headstone Cleaning

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calvary Cemetery, 2506 65th St
Galveston, TX 77551 United States
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$15
Broadway Cemetery

Learn best practices for cleaning and repairing headstone while working on monuments in Calvary Cemetery.

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Haunted Sunset Tours on Seagull II

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Texas Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Seagull II Harbor Tour

Enjoy fall’s outstanding weather and sunsets with this evening tour. Departing from the Texas Seaport Museum, guests will enjoy a narrated exploration of Galveston’s historic bay its haunted history. These sunset cruises are BYOB.

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ELISSA’s 142nd Birthday Party

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$20

We're biased, but there's nothing better than an Elissa IPA onboard ELISSA. Join us for an evening celebrating the 142nd birthday of the 1877 ELISSA. Your paid admission gets you onboard access, complimentary craft beer, cake, and more at this special History on Tap tasting. Share a name with the Official Tall Ship of Texas? Show your ID at the gate and if your name matches, admission is on us!

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November 2019

Basement to Attic Tours

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$30
1892 Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tours

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of…

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Preservation U : Protecting Historic Coastal Cities

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 2228 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$15

An overview of how historic communities in coastal environments preserve their built environments.

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Basement to Attic Tours

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$30
1892 Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tours

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of…

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December 2019

Dickens Meet ‘n Greet & Champagne Reception

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Join us as we welcome this year's Dickens descendants Oliver 'Ollie' Dickens, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, and Jane Dickens Monk to the 46th annual Dickens on The Strand! This special meet and greet will be held in the 1892 Bishop's Palace and is your first opportunity to welcome visiting Dickens descendants, purchase their various books and have them signed. Complimentary champagne, wine, and hors d'oeuvres will also be served.

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Dickens on The Strand

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The Strand, 2302 Strand
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dickens on The Strand Entertainers

Brush off your bowlers and prepare your petticoats as Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 46th annual Dickens on The Strand. Held the first weekend in December, the annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment, special events and more. The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village, and roaming characters throughout the festival. Costumed vendors peddle their…

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Holiday Handbell Concerts

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$20

Known for its exceptional acoustics, the breathtaking 1859 St. Joseph's Church opens its doors for three special handbell concerts. These Dickens on The Strand traditions sell out annually, be sure to get your reservations in advance as seating is limited in this intimate setting. St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston and was built by German immigrants in 1859. Now de-sanctified and managed by Galveston Historical Foundation, the…

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Saint Arnold’s Strand Walking Tours

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Hendley Green, 2028 Strand Street
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$35

Learn about the history of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and enjoy some of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s signature ales during this tour. You'll receive three beer tokens good for complimentary beer as you learn about the rich history of The Strand and the people, places, and stories of early Galveston's incredible history.

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