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Galveston Historical Foundation

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    February 6, 2014
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    December 5, 2013
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    January 30, 2012

    Tilman Fertitta's Galveston "Pleasure Pier" Will Be World-Class, Tilman Fertitta Says

    Ye olde pleasure piere and shoppes​Fun magnate Tilman Fertitta unveiled his plans today for turning the old Flagship Hotel pier in Galveston into a -- wait for it -- a "world-class amusement park for all ages." Scheduled to open in May, the project will look (and cost) a whole lot like the Ke ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    June 10, 2010

    The Strand Walking Tour

    Learn about the larger-than-life past of Galveston Island's historic downtown district

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    December 29, 2009

    The South's Gonna Do It Again In Galveston

    ​We're coming up on the anniversary of the Battle of Galveston. Each January 1 Americans all over the nation celebrate the day by watching football and gorging themselves on leftover party snacks, in memory of the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives.It wasn't exactly Gettysburg out ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Texas Traveler: The Battle of Galveston

    The destruction of U.S.S. Westfield during the Battle of Galveston.​As you're nursing your New Year's Hangover, take a moment to think about the soldiers who, 147 years previous, were fighting their brethren on both land and sea in the early part of the Civil War. The Galveston Historical F ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Haunted Cemetery Tour

    You don’t have to be the Ghost Whisperer to see these spooks

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

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    October 22, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween. Check out our updated listings.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Dickens on the Strand Returns To Full Strength This Year

    Photos courtesy of Galveston Island​Last year, after the all-round drenching and destruction that the Strand Historic Landmark District in Galveston took on in Hurricane Ike, the annual presentation of the Dickens on the Strand was a shadow of its former self. Three months wasn't nearly enou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Strand's Historic Buildings Get A Boost

    Photo courtesy Galveston Historical FoundationThe Strand, downtown Galveston's most historic district, is getting a little help today in its efforts to preserve itself.The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named "The Cast-Iron Architecture of Galveston" as one of its 11 Most Endangered Hi ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Trying to Put Humpty Dumpty Together Again in Galveston

    Got a historic photo that shows what Galveston looked like before Hurricane Ike came through town? How about any documents pertaining to commercial or residential properties on the island? The Galveston Historical Foundation is putting out the word that anyone in possession of either of these thing ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    An Assessment Of Galveston's Historical Sites

    Here is a summary from the Galveston Historical Foundation -- via their temporary digs in Austin -- about how the old and cherished buildings on the island fared during Ike: First reports from the scene indicate the following: The 1861 U. S. Custom House, GHF's headquarters, was flooded by as much ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    This Just In: Griffin Stolen from Bishop’s Palace in Galveston

    It’s not exactly the Crime of the Century, but it’s the Crime of the Week, maybe: A griffin has been stolen from Galveston’s famous Bishop’s Palace. Investigators first had to determine a key question: What’s a griffin? It turns out it’s a winged-lion thing, maybe three feet tall and ma ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007

    Dickens on the Strand

    Galveston’s holiday festival goes back to Brit basics this year

  • Culture

    October 26, 2006

    SPOOKY SPOTLIGHT

    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Dimitri's Last Stand

    Will naturalists rid the wetlands of a wily immigrant's sex clubs?

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    January 29, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    October 23, 1997
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    November 7, 1996
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    June 13, 1996
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    February 2, 1995
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    December 22, 1994
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    December 1, 1994
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