Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ship Elissa Sails from Galveston

Galveston Historical Foundation
To:       Friends of GHF
From:   Molly Dannenmaier, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Date:    Thursday, March 18, 2010
Re:       News from Galveston Historical Foundation

News from Galveston Historical Foundation

GHF Lunchtime Lecture
Lunchtime Lecture on History of the Brown Family to be Held Friday, March 19 at Ashton Villa
On Friday, March 19, 2010 at 12:15, Galveston Historical Foundation site manager Joseph Pellerin will host a lecture at Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway in Galveston, on the history of the mansion's famous first family, the Browns. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring their own brown-bag lunch and enter the mansion through the front doors facing Broadway. The event is one of several events being held this year to celebrate Ashton Villa's 150th anniversary. more
GHF Eagle Scout Project
Public Invited to Join Eagle Scout in Reconstruction of Fence Destroyed by Hurricane Ike at Historic African American Cemetery
this Saturday

A Galveston Eagle Scout this week will rebuild a 300-foot fence that was destroyed by Hurricane Ike just nine months after he and dozens of volunteers built the fence at Galveston's historic African-American cemetery. Sean Moran raised thousands of dollars and organized dozens of volunteers to build the split-rail fence at Galveston's historic Rosewood Cemetery on Jan. 12, 2008. Moran said he broke into tears when he visited the site the day after Ike... more
GHF How-To Classes
You are Invited to Attend Our Next Spring Class this Saturday, March 20: Masonry Maintenance: How to Clean, Protect, and Maintain Your Historic Brick and Stone
This Saturday, March 20, at 9 a.m., Jonathan Zumeta of Brick Restoration. Inc., will present a class at Galveston Historical Foundation's Architectural Salvage Warehouse entitled "How to Clean, Protect and Maintain Your Historic Brick and Stone. The warehouse is located at 908 23rd Street in Galveston. Classes are held on the building's second floor and cost $10 for GHF members and $12 for non-members. Historic property owners face a number of masonry issues including general maintenance, tuck pointing, brick replacement, loose stones, and cleaning. If done incorrectly, a minor repair can later become costly as it can affect the rest of the surrounding brick or stone. Jonathan Zumeta, of Brick Restoration, Inc., will show the class ways to properly care for their masonry and avoid costly errors. For more information, call Galveston Historical Foundation Preservation Resource Center Coordinator Matt Farragher at 409-765-3424. more
Texas' Tall Ship Elissa to Set Sail Saturday, March 20
Elissa, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, will be sailing offshore from Galveston for eight days this month as Galveston Historical Foundation shows off one of its most prized historic preservation projects. Except for officers, Elissa sails with a volunteer crew of Houston- and Galveston-area residents who are among a relative handful of people in the world trained in the ancient skills of oceangoing sailors... more
GHF Going Green
Going Green: What's Old is New Again
Green Revival Historic Homes Tour Marks Beginning of New Era for Galveston Historical Foundation
Electric Tour Coaches and New Artist's Work to be Unveiled
Since 1871, Galveston Historical Foundation has worked to save hundreds of treasures in the island city, from documents to buildings, including tiny, decrepit houses, mansions and commercial structures. GHF begins a new era in its nationally renowned preservation efforts with the 36th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour the first two weekends in May. more
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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