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Galveston Historical Foundation

Digitally Connecting During Social Distancing

LIVING WITH HISTORY AND LOOKING TO A SAFER FUTURE

We are all adjusting to a new way of living. At least for the next few weeks, if not longer, we may find ourselves with a more contemplative time that could be directed toward productive experiences. You may be homeschooling children or chatting within adult circles, but we are all looking for ways to extend the conversation to the future when things are better.

As #galvestonhistory responds to the Coronavirus, we are taking the opportunity that social distancing gives us to connect closer to each of you. GHF will be offering numerous online learning and sharing opportunities. These will include Facebook live lectures, special Instagram takeovers, and more. Our staff and board are available to answer questions about Galveston’s architectural and maritime history, trace the lives of Galvestonians, and discuss current and upcoming historic preservation initiatives on the island and beyond. Please join us as we brace for our new “lives” and travel through unexplored territory.

COVID COLLECTION MERCHANDISE

Our limited edition Covid Collections package stay-at-home essentials perfect for you or as a gift. At the same time, the purchase of these items also supports Galveston Historical Foundation while our retail shops and sites are temporarily closed. Each package focuses on a particular area of the organization and features a specially selected set of items to engage and enjoy. Shipping is free on all packages!

CITY COMPANY COMPLIATION – $100

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  • GHF Individual Membership
  • Gulf Coast Tycoon Book
  • Galveston City Company Tote
  • Galveston City Company Mug
  • Book of Your Choice

SEA-QUESTERED COMPILATION – $75

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  • ELISSA Wood Box w/ Playing Cards
  • ELISSA Wooden Magnet
  • ELISSA Sticker Set
  • Book of Your Choosing

BISHOP’S PALACE PACKAGE – $60

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  • Bishop’s Palace Cross Stitch Kit
  • Bishop’s Palace T-Shirt
  • Puzzle of Your Choosing

#GALVESTONHISTORY FACEBOOK LIVE LECTURES

#galvestonhistory Facebook Live Lectures
Our #alvestonhistory Facebook Live Lectures connects you to ongoing discussions relating to Galveston Island’s rich history. Held on our official Facebook page at facebook.com/galvestonhistory. This series connects us with guest lecturers covering a variety of topics relating to Galveston and our unique history.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPCOMING AND ARCHIVED LECTURES

COVID-CONCERTS LIVE FROM #GALVESTONHISTORY

Galveston Historical Foundation has a long history of opening the doors to our sites as locations for one-of-a-kind performances. Although our doors our temporarily closed, we’re reaching out to friends and artists who have graced these stages in year’s past and offered them a virtual setting to share their craft. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPCOMING AND ARCHIVED PERFORMANCES

#GALVESTONHISTORY BOOK CLUB

#galvestonhistory Online Book Club
Take a break from all of that social distancing and spend some time learning about timely topics and historic connections to Galveston Island. Our monthly book club will culminate in an online gathering where we discuss the topics and themes of each month’s selection. The titles chosen are also available in digital formats.  

CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPCOMING AND ARCHIVED DISCUSSIONS

HISTORY HOMESCHOOL

Looking for ideas on how to keep your children’s learning momentum going while faced with a lack of class time? We’ve posted some of our lesson plans from our Galveston Historic Seaport. Although some reference items directly at the museum, all can be used to fit into your current educational plans.

Tall Ship ELISSA
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This Education Packet reflects Galveston Historical Foundation’s mission to broaden public awareness of maritime preservation and the seafaring legacy of Texas and the Gulf Coast.

Marine Biology
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This program provides students with the opportunity to experience marine biology in a hands-on floating classroom.

Math At Sea
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This program provides students with the opportunity to experience history and mathematics through hands-on learning. This Educator’s Packet has been developed to enhance your class visit to the Texas Seaport Museum.

Tall Ships
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By analyzing, researching and observing the documents and information provided, students will gain a better understanding of maritime history.

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVERS

Over the next month, #galvestonhistory will be opening its Instagram account to staff and special guests, to show off their favorite perspectives of Galveston Island. Follow us @galvestonhistory for daily updates!

March 16 – 22
Denise Alexander (GHF Staff)
March 23 – 29
Margaret Doran (Resident)
March 30 – April 5
Michael Guillot (GHF Staff)
April 6 – April 12
Rosenberg Library Takeover Swap

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

4 comments

  • We worked on the Elissa when it set sail to New York with all the other tall ships. I STILL have my keychain from Historic Foundation. If nothing else, Definately want brochures on this, a MUST destination for ME!. Please include in my Galveston vacation packet I have requested.
    Thank you.

  • We had our trip planned for March 16, of course had to cancle. Had a historic home booked to stay in. Hope to reschedule soon.

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