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HERE’S TO 50!

Dickens on The Strand turns 50 in December…

Galveston Historic Homes Tour meets the half-century mark in May…

To celebrate, we are extending the time your annual gifts can be matched! From this mailing through March 31, 2024, our partner foundations will double your gift for twice the impact on our work preserving Galveston’s architectural, cultural, and maritime heritage. Dickens and Homes Tour thrives because of you, our members, friends, and volunteers. Together, we will make these wonderful heritage traditions last another 50 years!

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Please give, and get a MATCH today! Your gifts, doubled by the match, preserve local history for all Texans. 2023-2024 GOAL: $425,000.

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.

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Sheila Frey
Sheila Frey
1 year ago

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

Carol
Carol
Reply to  Sheila Frey
3 months ago

I remember him in the 60s. I was always amazed at the sounds that came out of that old drum.

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