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Mardi Gras History Tour

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$20

In 1840, the Galveston City Company founder, Michel Menard, hosted the first masquerade ball on the island, most probably, as a housewarming. History was made on March 26, 1856, as the first Mardi Gras ball in Galveston was held at the house. The Galveston News reported the next day that over 300 guests attended and that the “party began early and lasted til late,” with every single room overtaken by the revelers. Join GHF for a guided tour of the home and property and learn more about the start of one of Galveston’s most beloved traditions!

Details

Date:
February 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-history-at-the-1838-menard-house-tickets-524931643677

Venue

1838 Menard House
1605 33rd Street
Galveston,TX77550United States
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