SUPPORT PRESERVATION AND GET YOUR GIFT MATCHED!
Ssince 1871, the novel idea to preserve Galveston’s history flourished thanks to the dedication of many, ultimately creating one of our country’s most accomplished preservation organizations.
You, our members and friends, continue empowering our daily preservation work, whether grand rehabilitations or everyday preservation advice. Enduring persistence and mission discipline helped transform neighborhoods, The Strand, and our waterfront, to desirable historic destinations and commerce centers.
You can continue this work by contributing to the Heritage Preservation Challenge. Your gifts will be matched by partner foundations during the Challenge period – now until March 31, 2023.
Active preservation projects:
- 1931 Shearn Moody Plaza/Santa Fe Building
- 1920 City National Bank
- 2620 Avenue M ½
- 1414 Avenue L
- 1904 GH&H Freight Depot
- …and more, all creating the tapestry that is “Galveston.” A fabric woven with your support
Please give, and get a MATCH today! Your gifts, doubled by the match, preserve local history for all Texans. What will we preserve next?
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.
l remember going to Galveston as a kid and we watched a man playing old oil drums that had holes beaten into them making a calypso sound…does anyone remember this ? He stood in front of this same wharf gift shop with bubbles flowing out. Would have been in the 50s and 60s