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Things To Do • People To Know • Places To Go
Around the
Island
GAIN Forum on Bond Election
The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a Forum open to the public on April 20th, 6:30pm-8pm, doors open 6pm
at the Wortham Auditorium of the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy. The forum will center on the City of Galveston Bond Election
scheduled for May 6th. Participating in the panel will be Mayor Yarbrough, City Manager Maxwell, and other city officials. Further
information can be found online at www.GainGalveston.org.
Ocean Star Celebrates 20 Year
Anniversary with Open House
The Offshore Energy Center is hosting an open house to
celebrate the 20
th
anniversary of the
Ocean Star
Offshore Drilling
Rig and Museum. Have you ever wondered how workers on an
offshore platform do their work? Have you ever wondered why
we need oil?
The Offshore Energy Center is committed to educating the public
about the offshore energy industry through educational outreach
programs, chronicling offshore history, and through museum
operations. Located on Pier 19 at 20
th
Street at Harborside Drive
in Galveston, the
Ocean Star
is housed within a retired jack up
drilling rig that has been refurbished as a museum.
On Wednesday, April 26, the public is invited to this special open
house celebrating
Ocean Star’s
20 years as a unique and quality
museum. Admission is free for the day.
For information regarding the Offshore Energy Center and the
Ocean Star
, please call 281.679.8040 or visit www.oceanstaroec.com.
Texas Seaport Museum to Welcome Spanish Sailing Vessel El Galeón
for Special Tours and Events
Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum, located
at Pier 22, will play host to visiting tall ship, El Galeón, from
April 6-9. El Galeón is a replica of a majestic Spanish galleon that
beautifully captures and represents Spanish culture, thus becoming
an extraordinary attraction in each and every port she visits.
Converted into a floating museum, the vessel offers a unique space
to perform a wide range of events, as well as excellent zones that
serve as the interpretive center dedicated to galleons.
Tours are available daily from 10am-7pm on April 6, 7 and 9 and
10am-5pm on April 8. Tickets for touring the ship are $10 for ages
13 and over, $5 for ages 5-12 and Free for 4 and under. Tickets to
tour Galveston Historical Foundation’s Tall Ship ELISSA are also
available at a separate charge.
For more information, please contact Will Wright, Director of
Communications and Special Events, at 409.765.3404, will.wright@
galvestonhistory.org or visit www.GalvestonHistory.org.
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