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Galveston Historical Foundation

Broadway Beauties Walking Tour

1895 Moody Mansion 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX, United States

Stroll by twenty of Galveston’s most elegant mansions as we learn about their families, their impact on the city, and how a small group of gifted architects shaped the Galveston we know today. From the Moody Mansion on the west to the iconic Bishop’s Palace on the east and back, little detours will reveal hidden […]

$25

Sacred Places Walking Tour

1859 St. Joseph's Church 2202 Avenue K, Galveston, TX, United States

Visit a dozen of the most historic places of worship in the downtown area, as we learn the history of those denominations and their clergy, from Sumner Bacon, the first Presbyterian missionary in Texas who was denied a preaching license because he was illiterate, to Rabbi Henry Cohen, who funneled thousands of Jewish refugees into […]

$25

Galveston Island Revue Weekend

Saengerfest Park 2302 The Strand, Galveston, TX, United States

Galveston’s Vintage Celebration of Summer – Presented by Joe Tramonte Realty & I Love The Island! Based on Island events from summer seasons past, like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Revue Weekend was resurrected into a contemporary, family-friendly event in 2009. Beach Revue's history continues to grow each year through […]

The Path To Jazz With Dandy Wellington | JUNETEENTH 2024

1859 St. Joseph's Church 2202 Avenue K, Galveston, TX, United States

Join bandleader Dandy Wellington for a discussion on slavery’s impact on spiritual music, how many of those songs found their way into the jazz canon, and the origins of spiritual music in a secular setting. Virtual tickets are available for guests who want to view the livestream but are not members. A link with instructions […]

$10
Event Series Broadway Beauties Walking Tour

Broadway Beauties Walking Tour

1895 Moody Mansion 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX, United States

Stroll by twenty of Galveston’s most elegant mansions as we learn about their families, their impact on the city, and how a small group of gifted architects shaped the Galveston we know today. From the Moody Mansion on the west to the iconic Bishop’s Palace on the east and back, little detours will reveal hidden […]

$25
Event Series Sacred Places Walking Tour

Sacred Places Walking Tour

1859 St. Joseph's Church 2202 Avenue K, Galveston, TX, United States

Visit a dozen of the most historic places of worship in the downtown area, as we learn the history of those denominations and their clergy, from Sumner Bacon, the first Presbyterian missionary in Texas who was denied a preaching license because he was illiterate, to Rabbi Henry Cohen, who funneled thousands of Jewish refugees into […]

$25

The Green Book | Strand Summer Series

Hendley Green 2028 Strand Street, Galveston, TX, United States

Music and movie nights on The Strand return with the 2024 Strand Summer Series! These free events welcome you to monthly evening events at Galveston Historical Foundation's Saengerfest Park and Hendley Green. Craft beer and wine will be available for sale along with a rotating list of on-site food trucks and vendors. Visit www.galvestonhistory.org/strandsummer for full details. […]

Event Series Broadway Beauties Walking Tour

Broadway Beauties Walking Tour

1895 Moody Mansion 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX, United States

Stroll by twenty of Galveston’s most elegant mansions as we learn about their families, their impact on the city, and how a small group of gifted architects shaped the Galveston we know today. From the Moody Mansion on the west to the iconic Bishop’s Palace on the east and back, little detours will reveal hidden […]

$25
Event Series Sacred Places Walking Tour

Sacred Places Walking Tour

1859 St. Joseph's Church 2202 Avenue K, Galveston, TX, United States

Visit a dozen of the most historic places of worship in the downtown area, as we learn the history of those denominations and their clergy, from Sumner Bacon, the first Presbyterian missionary in Texas who was denied a preaching license because he was illiterate, to Rabbi Henry Cohen, who funneled thousands of Jewish refugees into […]

$25

Did You Know? | JUNETEENTH 2024

1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, United States

Join Galveston Historical Foundation's African American Heritage Committee for a look at some of the undertold stories of the people and places of Galveston's African American history. 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. on […]

$10