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Turf Athletic Club

Turf Athletic Club

Before the block of 2200 Market became the platform for one solitary mammoth eight-story structure, it had an alleyway that ran east to west in the middle, and individual buildings flanked all sides. Most of them were narrow, commercial structures, built of wood at first, but rebuilt as brick buildings after a fire in 1902.

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Reymershoffer Home

John Reymershoffer Home

The Reymershoffer family of Galveston created a legacy of success and wealth that was evident in the beauty and grandeur of their homes. John Reymershoffer, Jr. (1842-1899) and his brother, Gustav (1847-1903) founded the Texas Star Flour Mills, engaged in international trade and served as alderman for the City of Galveston.

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The Reymershoffers

Before the catastrophic Great Storm of 1900, tens of thouseands of immigrants from all over the glove entered the United States through the Port of Galveston. Many of them were the nameless, faceless men and women who worked in Galveston's growing shipping industry, on the railroads, or did the backbreaking work of constructin....

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Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros

When Claude Taittinger singled out the 138-acre parcel property located in the heart of Carneros in 1987 to build a Napa Valley domain of sparkling wine, he brought with him all the mastery and style of his family’s famed house overseas, Champagne Taittinger. He built this new Carneros winery and tasting room in the same style as the 18th century Château de la Marquetterie in France, the home of the respected Champagne house.

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Holiday Traditions

Home & Garden Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is once again upon us. We have waited all year to comb through and disentangle the not so carefully packed and stored away décor of our past years’ collections of favorite trimmings and ornamentation. It's a time when we have to determine what must be replaced or discarded while preserving our most cherished and treasured cache whether new or heirlooms from the past.

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Galveston Burning

Galveston Burning

Since 1821, when Jean Lafitte sailed away from a burning Campeche, the history of Galveston has often been wreathed in smoke. Over the next century, one inferno breached the walls of Moro Castle, while another reduced forty-two blocks of the residential district to ash. Recognizing the importance of protecting the city, concerted efforts were made to establish a paid fire department, create a city waterworks and regulate construction standards.

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Holiday Card Printing at Galveston Arts Center December 11

Holiday CardsJoin returning printmaker Amber Kaiser as she shows you how to create handprinted holiday cards to impress your friends and loved ones this year on Saturday, December 11 from 1-4pm.

Each participant will design their own image (or create one using festive stock images if you’re not comfortable drawing your design from scratch), then transfer it to a rubber block, carve out the design, and print onto heavyweight stationary cards. 

 All materials for the workshop are provided with tuition and participants will take home their hand-carved stamp and printed cards with envelopes. The workshop is beginner-friendly.

The workshop is held downtown at Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand. Register at

The Nutcracker Ballet at the Grand December 11-12

Nutcraker An annual holiday favorite that delights audiences of all ages, the City Ballet of Houston's presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House on Saturday, December 11, with performances at 2pm and 6:30pm; and a Sunday matinee, December 12, at 2pm..

Ticket prices range from $25 - $50, with a $4 discount per ticket for children 12 and under. Also, for groups of 10 or more, there is a $2 per ticket discount. Tickets are availalbe by calling The Grand's box office at 800.821.1894, 409.765.1894, or purchase online at

The Bryan Museum's Trading Post December 12

Nutcraker Calling All Treasure Hunters! The Bryan Museum's fabulous glass conservatory will be transformed into a modern day "Flea Market" on Sunday, December 12 from 10am-2pm. Numerous sellers will offer unique and eclectic items.

Those attending can expect to find collectibles such as art objects, exotic home accessories, antiques, upholstered furniture, artwork, jewelry and many one of a kind treasures.

The Bryan Museum is located at 1315 21st Street. For more details on the event and the museum visit

PattonWarm Up This Winter at Tropical Tempo,
Junior League of Galveston County's 2021 Holiday Ball

Junior League of Galveston County invites the community to join them at Tropical Temp: Helping our Community Find It's Rhythm, on December 11, 2021 at the Galveston Island Convention Center for their 69th Annual Holiday Ball honoring Maureen Patton.

This event is a celebration of Maureen Patton's commitment and contribution to the community and the League. It will be an inspiring and fun-filled evening to help raise funds for innovative initiatives and service in the community.

Enjoy live entertainment, fine dining and a unique array of auction items. Highlights include entertainment by Hybrid 7 and caricature artists. Individual tickets are $185 and additional sponsorship packages are available. For more details on sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets visit

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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.

  • Eat drink local
    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.



December 2021 Issue

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