Galveston Island, Texas– For Galveston’s most beloved architect’s 175th birthday, Galveston Historical Foundation will be joining the City of Galveston for a special week of celebration to conclude with Nicholas Clayton Day on Sunday, November 1.
Rehabilitation Efforts Begin On 1892 Bishop’s Palace
Galveston Island, Texas- Galveston Historical Foundation begins restoration on the Walter and Josephine Gresham House also known as Bishop’s Palace this month. For a house in its 123rd year of life, ongoing maintenance and restoration work are crucial to its preservation. When it’s a National Historic Landmark; however, it’s imperative. Over the next few months, visitors to the Bishop’s Palace will see GHF’s latest preservation project that includes new electrical wiring, updated historical paint colors, window repair, foundation work and stained glass repair. Additional work is planned on the tile roof though GHF is now verifying the source and manufacturer of the roof tiles.
“Galveston Firsts” Lecture Series to Honor City’s 175TH Anniversary
Galveston Island, Texas– Galveston Historical Foundation will honor the 175th anniversary of the City of Galveston with special lectures and tours at the historic Menard Campus, 3302 Avenue O. Remaining lectures will take place at 2 p.m. on Sundays June 22, July 13 and August 3. In addition, Galveston’s oldest residential dwelling, the 1838 Menard House, will be opened for public tours. Tours will be available 12 p.m- 4 p.m. on June 1, June 22, July 6 and August 3. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students aged 6-18.
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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