LIVING WITH HISTORY AND LOOKING TO A SAFER FUTUREWe are all adjusting to a new way of living. At least for the next few weeks, if not longer, we may find ourselves with a more contemplative time that could be directed toward productive experiences. You may be homeschooling children or chatting within adult circles, but we are all looking for ways to extend the conversation to the future when things are better.
As #galvestonhistory responds to the Coronavirus, we are taking the opportunity that social distancing gives us to connect closer to each of you. GHF will be offering numerous online learning and sharing opportunities. These will include Facebook live lectures, special Instagram takeovers, and more. Our staff and board are available to answer questions about Galveston’s architectural and maritime history, trace the lives of Galvestonians, and discuss current and upcoming historic preservation initiatives on the island and beyond. Please join us as we brace for our new “lives” and travel through unexplored territory.
COVID COLLECTION MERCHANDISE
Our limited edition Covid Collections package stay-at-home essentials perfect for you or as a gift. At the same time, the purchase of these items also supports Galveston Historical Foundation while our retail shops and sites are temporarily closed. Each package focuses on a particular area of the organization and features a specially selected set of items to engage and enjoy. Shipping is free on all packages!
- GHF Individual Membership
- Gulf Coast Tycoon Book
- Galveston City Company Tote
- Galveston City Company Mug
- Book of Your Choice
SEA-QUESTERED COMPILATION – $75
- ELISSA Wood Box w/ Playing Cards
- ELISSA Wooden Magnet
- ELISSA Sticker Set
- Book of Your Choosing
BISHOP’S PALACE PACKAGE – $60
- Bishop’s Palace Cross Stitch Kit
- Bishop’s Palace T-Shirt
- Puzzle of Your Choosing
#GALVESTONHISTORY FACEBOOK LIVE LECTURES
COVID-CONCERTS LIVE FROM #GALVESTONHISTORY
#GALVESTONHISTORY BOOK CLUB
Looking for ideas on how to keep your children’s learning momentum going while faced with a lack of class time? We’ve posted some of our lesson plans from our Galveston Historic Seaport. Although some reference items directly at the museum, all can be used to fit into your current educational plans.
This Education Packet reflects Galveston Historical Foundation’s mission to broaden public awareness of maritime preservation and the seafaring legacy of Texas and the Gulf Coast.
This program provides students with the opportunity to experience marine biology in a hands-on floating classroom.
This program provides students with the opportunity to experience history and mathematics through hands-on learning. This Educator’s Packet has been developed to enhance your class visit to the Texas Seaport Museum.
By analyzing, researching and observing the documents and information provided, students will gain a better understanding of maritime history.
Over the next month, #galvestonhistory will be opening its Instagram account to staff and special guests, to show off their favorite perspectives of Galveston Island. Follow us @galvestonhistory for daily updates!
Denise Alexander (GHF Staff)
Margaret Doran (Resident)
Michael Guillot (GHF Staff)
Rosenberg Library Takeover Swap
ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.