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The Seeligson Home

The Seeligson Home at 1220 Ball

Being born into a prominent family comes with expectations for success, and Galveston’s George Seeligson Sr. (1841-1912) surely met and surpassed any ambitions that his parents, former Galveston Mayor Michael Seeligson (1797-1867) and Adelaide Gottschalk (1797-1870), had for him.

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City Company

Living History - Galveston City Co.

I was curious if you knew anything about the Galveston City Stock company that was issued soon after Texas won its independence.  My wife restores furniture and we found two Galveston City Stock certificates in an old desk she bought. I started doing some research and it’s an incredible story…

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Turner Hall

Turner Hall

The Turnverein Movement was first brought to the United States in 1848 by a group of political refugees from Germany who were keen enthusiasts of gymnastics and physical exercise. The name turnverein refers to a type of athletic club. Texas Turnvereins were established in Galveston in 1851, and by 1858 ...

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An Aggie Winemaker in Napa Valley

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kathleen Ward immigrated to the United States when she was 8 years old. Her family settled in Texas, and Kathleen grew up in League City and attended...

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Garden Spiders

Garden Spiders

Recently, our resident yellow garden spider, lovingly named “Charlotte,” had a mishap when she and her intricate labyrinth were inadvertently swept away by the removal of vines.

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Asleep at the Wheel at the Grand

Asleep at the Wheel The Grand 1894 Opera House will reopen with a new season on Saturday, November 13 at 8pm when the world-renowned Asleep at the Wheel takes center stage as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary Tour.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, or online at

12th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Returns September 24-25

Shrimp FestivalAs the city begins to navigate its new post-COVID normal, locals and seafood lovers are asking "when and where is the Galveston Shrimp Festival?" Yaga's Entertainment, Inc. is bringing the fan favorite Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off and many other festivities back to the Strand District this September 24-25 to kick off the dearly missed festival season.

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    Arts & Culture

    Beaches aren't all Galveston has to offer. Local theater productions, contemporary art exhibits and other family events that always inspires.


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    Home & Garden

    Enjoy inspirational interiors, decorating and gardens from those that help shape Galveston Island style.

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    Food & Drink

    Where to find lunch, brunch, dinner covering casual to fine dining. These places are not afraid to try new things. Hope you're hungry.

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Strand Chronicles
The Strand

The portion of Galveston’s Strand Street between 20th and 25th Streets is called simply, “The Strand.”

GFD History
Galveston Fire Department

Galveston Monthly presents a multi-part series on the history of the Galveston Fire Department.

Seawall Chroncilces
Seawall Chronicles

Built after the Storm of 1900 to protect Galveston from future storms.

Historical Homes
Galveston's Historical Homes

Histories of the incredibly rich past of the architecture in Galveston.



September 2021 Issue

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