TH Tip: Homes and History
By Claire Ronner
Take a walk through the decades during the 38th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour on May 5, 6, 12, and 13. The 10 homes showcased range from 96 to 142 years old and were previously inhabited by German, French, and English immigrants; a cigar factory; families both big and small, including a family of thirteen; contractors, real estate brokers, businessmen, and even past presidents at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
The Galveston Historical Foundation provides a brochure with
a map and images of all the homes on tour. Once you begin exploring, docents
lead small group tours through each individual house throughout the four days.
This year visitors can enter to win a free cruise from the Galveston Historical
Foundation and Galveston Cruises.com by filling out a form on the bottom of
their ticket and dropping it off at one of the homes on tours. The houses open
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets are good for all four days of the event.
Accompanying the Homes Tour are various side events that include a Biking Through History Tour, Galveston’s celebration of Lemonade Day, and mint juleps at the Michel B. Menard House for History on Tap. The 8th annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch takes place on May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon and also features a fashion show.
For more information and the list of this year’s homes on display, visit Galveston Historic Homes Tour.
See full article in the May 2012 issue.
From the April 2012 issue.