Galveston Historical Foundation
GHF Individual Memberships

GHF Individual Memberships

Join/Renew your GHF membership to enliven our preservation of historic Galveston Island.

Our work seeks to keep our historic buildings and neighborhoods of Galveston Island intact for the future. Learning from and simply enjoying a community rich in history and architecture makes for a better place to live each day. We believe that and devote our everyday work to keeping our history alive. We invite you:

  • Purchase an endangered building
  • Set sail on a rare 19th-century tall ship
  • Walk the sacred halls
  • Climb to the top of one of America’s most famous houses
  • Host your family and friends in a rare 1880s dance hall
  • Learn about the men and women who shaped all levels of Galveston

keep our stories alive. As we near our 150th anniversary in 2021, we continue to find new and exciting ways to keep the incredible story of Galveston’s history alive.

In the 1950s the directors of GHF voted to merge with the long-established GHS to set a new direction of preserving important local buildings and using them to educate residents and visitors. They engaged history to tourism and opened the first historic house of Samuel May and Ellen Williams to visitors. Their vision continues in the hands of our board, staff, volunteers, and members.

We invite you to join us to make history happen.



Student Membership – $40
Senior (60+) – $40
Individual – $60
Senior Couple – $65
Dual Membership – $80
Family Membership – $110
Patron – $175
Benefactor- $300
Menard Society – $1,000
Preservation Leader – $2,500


  • GalvestonHistory+ access for member-only tickets, lectures, meet and greets, and other special offers.
  • Discounts on advance tickets to Dickens on The Strand, Galveston Historic Homes Tour, live lectures, and more foundation events and programs.
  • 10% discount on galvestonhistory.org purchases and at GHF retail shops.
  • 30% discount at Sherwin Williams paint stores (valid for regularly priced items).
  • Eligibility to enroll with the University Federal Credit Union.
  • Free admission to the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Galveston Historic Seaport (including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and Galveston’s Immigration Story – Ship To Shore), and Galveston’s Juneteenth Story – And Still We Rise…
  • Half-price tours aboard Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch.
  • Admission to the exclusive Member’s Club during Dickens on The Strand.




 Menard Society:

Membership benefits for one household plus four complimentary tickets to Dickens on The Strand and the Galveston Historic Homes Tour, plus special invites to exclusive parties and receptions.

Preservation Leader:

Membership benefits for one household plus eight complimentary tickets to Dickens on The Strand and the Galveston Historic Homes Tour, plus two complimentary passes to an ELISSA daysail and special invites to exclusive lectures, parties, and receptions.

All GHF Individual Memberships are valid for one year from the date of issue.

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