Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) offers many events that are open to the public. Tickets and reservations can be made online at galvestonhistory.org or by calling (409)765-7834.
June 2nd (2pm) – “The Green Book” Public Lecture – During the Jim Crow Era, it was rare for African Americans to have the means to travel or to have equal rights. White Supremacists feared and sought to restrict black mobility. Blacks had to work together to travel and vacation across the US with the help of the historic “Negro Motorist Green Book,” a collection of motels, gas stations, restaurants, and more. The Green Book Project is a web documentary that included photo essays, and interviews across the United States about African American experience via their mode of transportation. GHF will present this public lecture, presented by Reuben and Toya Levi, at Menard Hall, 3302 Avenue Q. Admission is free with RSVP.
Bishop’s Palace Tours
The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway Ave. J.