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.
Exploring Living History On Galveston’s 40th Annual Historic Home Tour
By Dana Goolsby
Galveston Island- There is a lot to love about Galveston Island. The beach, the food, and numerous annual events and attractions all draw large crowds to the island, but last weekend the island was packed with a different type of tourist. Heritage tourists flocked to the island in droves to tour some of the island’s oldest homes and to get a glimpse into the lives of those who built and lived in these grand residences. Although the tour only highlights a small handful of the incredible homes on the island, Galveston is home to one of the largest collections of intact 19th and 20th century buildings in the country, and number one in Texas. History is on tap daily on the island.
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