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Foundation Presentations: Discovering the Lost Decorative Arts of Texas

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


This lecture will explore the different types of Historic Decorative Finishes on interiors and architectural surfaces, the techniques used to uncover and replicate them, and their importance in relation to preserving historic spaces.

The discovery and implementation of these finishes into a historic preservation plan is essential in retaining the artistic, aesthetic, and cultural significance of a building during a certain point in time and of the society from which they sprung.

We’ll discuss the typical process of uncovering these decorative finishes, their significance to the overall architecture, some of the challenges faced when restoring them, and how to better guide their reimplementation in a restoration project.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch to enjoy. Lunch will not be provided.
This presentation will also be streamed free of charge for all Galveston Historical Foundation members as part of their #GalvestonHistory+ account. Access will start at 11:15 a.m. the day of the presentation.
Virtual tickets are available for guests who would like to view the livestream but who are not members. A link will be sent prior to the event with instructions on viewing


Galveston Historical Foundation
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1859 Ashton Villa
2328 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston,77550United States
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