Thursday, February 18, 2010

Galveston Historic Foundation: Inexpensive Tours

Looking for something different to do in Galveston? Sign up for the Galveston Historical Foundation's email list to find out about their latest inexpensive tours. Here is the newsletter they sent out today, which has quite a long list of things to do.

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From: Molly Dannenmaier <>
Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 9:24 AM
Subject: You are Invited to Today's Green Training Program at GHF: Wind Energy in Galveston

Galveston Historical Foundation
To:       Friends of GHF
From:   Molly Dannenmaier, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Date:    Thursday, February 18, 2010
Re:       You are Invited to Today's Green Training Program at GHF: Wind Energy in Galveston

You are Invited to Today's Green Training Program at GHF: Wind Energy in Galveston

GHF Green Training
You are Invited to Today's Green Training Program at GHF: Wind Energy in Galveston
This Thursday, February 18, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the 1861 U.S. Custom House, Nan McReynolds, of the firm Positive Energy Resources, will address wind energy basics: transferring wind to power, types of wind turbines, on-grid and off-grid applications, practical application of wind turbines in Texas and Galveston Island, environmental, safety and aviary issues, making wind work for home or business, and net metering in Texas. more
GHF Bishops Palace
Galveston Historical Foundation to Offer Special Basement to Attic Tour of Bishop's Palace This Saturday, February 20 at 4 p.m.
"From Basement to Attic: A Behind the Scenes Look at the 1892 Bishop's Palace" is a once-a-month tour that allows visitors to view parts of the famous mansion that are normally off limits. Tours are offered the third Saturday of every month at 4 p.m. The tour will be offered this Saturday, February 20, at 4 p.m. more
GHF Green Revival Showhouse
Seventeen-Block Move to Kick Off New Life for Galveston's Green Revival Showhouse
Galveston Historical Foundation will move a tiny Ike-damaged house down the street to a new lot on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 10 a.m., kicking off a project that will turn a dilapidated 19th-century cottage into a public showhouse that conforms to the highest national standards of the "green" building movement.
In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the 1772 Foundation, GHF's Green Revival Showhouse will demonstrate how the energy efficient properties inherent in historic design and original fabric... more
GHF Quilts
"Bogan and Wilson Family Quilts" Exhibit to Open at Galveston Historical Foundation
Hand-made Antique Quilts Provide Link to Past
Generations of love, skill and creativity will go on display Feb. 12 when Galveston Historical Foundation opens an exhibit of hand-made historic quilts by Alma Spruill and Mary Cain Wilson.
Two Galveston women, Susan Bogan and Dawn Wilson, have gathered collections of their families' quilts for public display.
The exhibit, dubbed "Bogan and Wilson Family Quilts," is scheduled at GHF's headquarters... more
GHF Sacred Places Tour
Galveston Historical Foundation Announces Annual Sacred Places Tour February 27, 2010
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) will present the 14th annual Sacred Places tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 27, 2010. Cancelled in 2009 because of damages caused by Hurricane Ike, this year's event resurrects the beloved tour and features nine historic places of worship. The popular tour benefits GHF's ongoing restoration of St. Joseph's Church, the oldest wooden church building in Galveston and the oldest German Catholic church in Texas. more

GHF Antique Treasures
Galveston Historical Foundation's Annual Antique Treasures Sale to be Held at Mechanic Street Warehouse, Sat., March 6
Preview Party and Sale, Friday Evening, March 5
A wide array of antiques, furniture and home accessories will be available for sale at Galveston Historical Foundation's annual sale of donated items, the "Antique Treasures Sale," at the GHF Mechanic Street Warehouse, located at 2010 Mechanic Street in downtown Galveston. The sale will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 6. more
GHF Preservation Awards
Galveston Historical Foundation Seeks Annual Preservation Award Nominations
Deadline for submissions: 4 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2010
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) needs your help in recognizing outstanding projects involving the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Galveston's historic buildings and neighborhoods. This year's categories are Restoration, Rehabilitation, Adaptive Use, New Construction/Infill, Craftspeople, Community Service Award, Galveston GREEN, and the Sally Wallace Preservation Advocate Award. | Guidelines and Application | Preserving Galveston |
About the Galveston Historical Foundation
Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation is one of the nation's largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties. Today, GHF has over 2,000 memberships representing individuals, families, and businesses across Texas, the US and abroad and exerts a profound impact on the culture and economy of the Island. read more...
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