A People's Gallery with dozens of life-sized figures (some of which "speak" to visitors) re-create a busy depot scene of the 1930s. There are no imports; collection is tribute to American automobile. Many free public and commercially operated launching ramps and marinas for private craft available. (Extended hours Memorial Day - Labor Day.) 2219 Market St. Board the MV Seagu11 for a 45-minute, narrated boat tour of the Port of Galveston. Camping is permitted in designated areas and commercial facilities only, and at Galveston Island State Park.

Trendy farm-to-table restaurants and newcomers to the “slow food” movement are getting on board with what chefs in the tropics have always known — that is, that fresh grub harvested and produced nearby is far tastier than packaged-and-preserved imports.

Tsunami presents Galveston’s only exhibit of official Galveston Island Mardi Gras Posters.

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Make This: Sol de Flare Cocktail In a home with a priceless view, that view can take center stage — no embellishment necessary.

(If you just happen to have a big vintage surf poster collection, of course, it’d be pretty odd to leave it out of your beachfront home.

Early lecture series, for example, often attracted audiences of 700.

Patten and the board worked together to develop collections that went far beyond the scope of most public libraries.

The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order.

However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.Otherwise, don’t worry about a gallery wall.) Nothing says “Hey, did you notice this fabulous natural setting?” like setting some fabulous nature around your home; both lush foliage and flowers from the local farmers’ market can make a space bloom.Remember to explore Texas' "Queen City" of historic homes, buildings and historic places. Gothic-style building designed by architect Nicholas Clayton, Many original furnishings including stained glass, hand-carved reredos and altar. This wonderful modern triple-deck paddle wheeler recaptures the romance and culture of 19th Century river steamboats on daily 1-hour sightseeing cruises, morning and afternoon, of Galveston Bay and port; evening dinner cruises, and moonlight dance cruises on Saturday nights. Spanning Galveston island from Gulf to bay, the 1,935-acre park includes much salt marsh rich in bird life. With complete marina services, the yacht harbor provides slips for hundreds of pleasure craft... Boaters find gas, repair and mechanical services, fishing tackle and bait shops, radar weather reports, and 24-hour security guards. Located on the once active tracks, there are over 35 vintage railroad cars and steam engines. Sightseeing trips include interpretive narration, live band, buffet on dinner cruises, rooms for private parties, and charter cruises. Viewing from elevated boardwalks and observation platforms. Award-winning, multi-image presentation using historic photographs and special effects to re-create the aftermath of the 1900 hurricane which devastated Galveston. With funding provided through a bequest from Henry Rosenberg, the Rosenberg Library Association was organized in 1900 as a private corporation to give free library service to all Galvestonians.