Galveston Island, Texas– Each year, Galveston Historical Foundation asks the public for nominations to the “Heritage at Risk” list of historic sites and properties in Galveston County. Houses on the list are at risk of being lost due to damage, neglect or proposed development. The Heritage at Risk List is not limited to buildings, but also includes landscapes, sites, objects, and monuments that compose the cultural landscape of Galveston County.
Palestine, Texas- Local community leaders, business owners, and government officials gathered at Braly Builders Supply on Thursday, August 27, where they celebrated the presentation of the Texas Treasure Business Award with the Braly family.
Galveston Island, Texas– Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum is pleased to announce that they will be offering their Marine Biology Harbor Tour to the public on a limited basis. This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, in Galveston. The tour starts at 5:15 p.m. and costs $15 per person for adults 19+, and $12 for youth aged 6-18. Children 5 and under are free and reservations can be made online at www.galvestonhistory.org or by calling 409-763-1877. Dates announced are August 15, August 29 and September 5.
Jefferson, Texas- Grilling on the Bayou is coming back to Vale Street Gardens, 306 Vale Street, Jefferson, Texas on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (or until food runs out). Volunteer Big Green Egg Chefs will purchase and prepare enough food to be served in small portions to hundreds of Tasters who will pay an entry fee to sample the variety of foods cooked on Big Green Egg cookers. Proceeds benefit the historic Jefferson Carnegie Library. The event is sponsored by Friends of Jefferson Carnegie Library and Wholesale National Supply’s Longview location.
Nacogdoches, Texas- The Nacogdoches Jaycees and Nacogdoches Main Street are excited to announce that tickets for the second Boots & Brew event presented by Brookshire Brothers will be on sale at the Liberty Bell, 422 E. Main Street, in historic downtown Nacogdoches beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 1st.
Palestine, Texas- The Texas State Railroad has received a commitment from Texas Governor Greg Abbott to ride its upcoming Legislative Train. This special event will occur on Saturday, September 12.
Galveston Island, Texas– Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum is seeking hardy volunteers to learn the ropes on board the 1877 iron barque ELISSA and help maintain the National Historic Landmark tall ship.