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Galveston Historical Foundation Announces 43
Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour
may 6 & 7 aNd May 13 & 14
GHF opens the doors to Galveston’s incredible architectural history through
public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic
Homes Tour. This year, tours will be held on May 6 & 7 and May 13 & 14
from 10am-6pm.
“The annual homes tour highlights the island’s architecture crossing decades
of construction and design as well as houses both large and small,” says GHF
Executive Director Dwayne Jones. “Galveston offers a unique collection of
late 19
and early 20
century houses that will intrigue visitors and captivate
historic house buffs.”
Ten different homes will be included on the tour, and a full slate of Special
Events held on both weekends will offer rare glimpses into many other facets of Galveston History,
including Bishop’s Breakfast, Hendley Happy Hour, the Tiny Homes Tour, a Mother’s Day Brunch, and many more.
Tickets for the Homes Tour are $30 for non-members, $35 after May 1, available online at
Members of GHF can purchase specially priced $25 tickets by calling 409.765.3405 or by visiting any of GHF’s retail locations.
Seats are limited at all Special Events; the full list along with pricing, times, and reservations are available online.
May 8
from The History Press
Galveston Seawall Chronicles
by Kimber Fountain
Along Galveston’s Gulf Coast runs a seventeen-foot-high, ten-mile-long protective barrier—
a response to the nation’s all-time deadliest natural disaster. The seawall remains a stoic protector
more than a century later, shielding the island from much more than physical destruction.
As the foundation of Seawall Boulevard, this structure created an entirely new tourism industry
that buoyed the city’s economy through war, the Great Depression, and hurricanes. Adapting to
the cultural trends and political movements that defined the past century, the seawall represents
the unbreakable spirit of Galveston’s resilient population and provides a fascinating glimpse into
bygone times.
Galveston Seawall Chronicles
marks the debut of local author Kimber Fountain. Available
with a companion set of 15 historical postcards. Available locally wherever books are sold, and
online at
World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-Off
May 12 & 13
The 21st Annual World Wild Game Championship
and BBQ Cook-off, benefiting the Yaga’s Children’s
Fund, will be held Friday, May 12th & Saturday, May
13th at Pier 21, off Harborside Drive on beautiful
Galveston Island. From the free children’s area to
the VIP Sponsor Party and everything in between,
there truly is something for everyone to enjoy at the
World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off.
All proceeds from this annual event benefit various
children’s charities of Galveston County.
The two-day, family-oriented event kicks off Friday evening with the VIP Sponsor
Party ($75 per person) with live music from the Vegas Stars. Saturday begins with
the “Run Wild 5K” at 8am ($40 entry fee), then Saturday afternoon at Pier 21, festival-goers of all ages can stroll freely amongst
the rows of smoking pits competing in seven cooking divisions: Chicken, Ribs, Brisket, Fajitas, Seafood, Chef’s Choice and of course
Wild Game. First- through fifth-place finishes will be awarded in each division.
At Silent Auction, bid on signed sports memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind gifts and treats starting Friday at the Sponsor Party
and ending Saturday evening.
For more information, to register your cook team, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets for the Friday night sponsor party,
call 409.539.9479 or visit
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