Since Cabeza de Vaca Landed in 1528
During the month of December, Rosenberg Library will exhibit an antique flower vase which was given to the library in December 1905 by an anonymous donor.
George explains the impact it had on connecting Galveston to the rest of the nation. Eleanor Barton shows plaques from the 1938 causeway ..
During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit an award ribbon presented to Maco Stewart, Jr. in November 1906. Stewart competed in Galveston’s First Annual Horse Show sponsored by the Women’s Health Protective Association that year.
I meet George Osbourn at Fort San Jacinto for a tour of what is left of a concrete gun battery built to protect the city.
During the month of October, Rosenberg Library will exhibit two 19th century street markers salvaged during the 1960 demolition of the Joseph Seinsheimer residence. Located at 25th Street and Avenue K, the home was one of the first brick residences in Galveston.
I join Kathleen Maca, author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries, on the roof of the Hendley Building where the JOLO Guard stood watch …
Long before metropolises like Houston and Dallas became booming cities, Galveston was making its presence felt on the state landscape, building its reputation ..
I joined Kathleen Maca, author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries, at the grave of a union soldier killed in the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston.
Rosenberg Library will exhibit an early 20th century hammer and other items related to the John Egert & Son Company ..
The damage from the Civil War on a downtown building, and Eleanor Barton shows cannon balls on display ..
Rosenberg Library will exhibit a Civil War artillery shell fired from a Union vessel during the Battle of Galveston, January 1, 1863. The shell was excavated at ..
Good things come to those who wait – even if the payoff comes over a century later. Just ask Sharon Batiste Gillins, a genealogist …
Every summer, millions of visitors flock to Galveston’s miles of beaches, but when the weather cools down, the barrier island takes on a more tranquil vibe …
While cruising aimlessly around the island from time to time as I am wont to do, I’m frequently awestruck by the sheer number of stately, generations-old churches that populate Galveston …
If the walls of the Hotel Galvez & Spa could talk — and given that the historic hotel is rumored to be haunted, many people believe they do talk — oh, the stories they could tell.
Opening night for the new Grand Opera House was January 3, 1895, the glittering first-night audience was treated to a program of classical music and a performance of ..
During the month of July, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a straw boater hat sold by Galveston retailers Baxter & Wilson during the early 20th century.
Chris Aleman joins Eleanor Barton to talk about a sketch of the harbor and downtown drawn in 1855.
During the month of June, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to Jessie McGuire Dent, a Galveston educator and civil rights activist.
Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows a wooden paver that was used to pave Galveston’s Market Street in the 1800s.
Rosenberg Library will exhibit a beautiful, hand-carved mother-of-pearl rosary which was presented to Galveston resident Fides Senechal Boening …
During the month of May, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to a city-wide flag design competition held in the spring of 1916.
During the month of April, Rosenberg Library will exhibit seashells hand engraved by Galvestonian Horace P. Nettleton.
During the month of March, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to Galveston’s 1938 Mardi Gras Celebration.
Commissioned in 1895, U.S.S. Texas was the first American battleship built by the United States government. She was named in honor of the state of Texas ..
During the month of January, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to W.K. Hebert & Company. Established in 1919 …
1822, John Henry Hutchings came to Texas as a young man in search of economic opportunity during the 1840s. After forming a partnership with merchant John Sealy ..
In 1895, a group of 19 Galveston women met at the home of Mrs. George Seeligson to organize the George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ..
In 1882, Galveston businessman William Henry Sinclair proposed the construction of a resort hotel along the Gulf of Mexico ..
During the first half of the 20th century, Galveston was considered by many to be the “Sin City of the Southwest.” Bootlegging and gambling were lucrative industries on the island ..
The exhibit included the earliest known photographs of downtown Galveston which were taken by Sache & Potter Studio in 1861 ..
Flanders Station (also known as Flanders Grove or Flanders Labor) was named for John Flanders, a New England farmer ..
In the spring of 1987, a group of Galveston residents organized a committee, “We the People,” in reaction to ..
Rosenberg Library will honor the late June P. Ross (1921-2001). On display will be an assortment of items related to her long career as a community leader ..