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TALL SHIP ELISSA CELEBRATES 142nd BIRTHDAY WITH CRAFT BEER TASTING AND ASTROS WATCH PARTY

The Official Tall Ship of Texas turns 142 years old this October and to celebrate, Galveston Historical Foundation is throwing her a party.

Held Saturday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, the event will feature craft beers from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, including their award-winning Elissa IPA, birthday cake, access onboard and more.

Game four of the World Series will also be shown on one of the ship’s sails for the crowd. Tickets are $20 per person and available at www.galvestonhistory.org. Guests named Elissa are welcomed for free with valid ID.

For those looking to bring a gift to the vessel, donation boxes will be on site. A full list of helpful items for the continuing upkeep of the ship is available online.

ABOUT THE 1877 TALL SHIP ELISSA

Galveston Historical Foundation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, from a scrapyard in Piraeus Harbor, Greece to Galveston to begin restoration work in 1978. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed restoration and transformed this rare, historic vessel into a floating museum that would actively sail. Today, ELISSA is one of only three ships of her kind in the world to still actively sail and welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually. She also serves as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, a National Historic Landmark and a symbol of the Gulf Coast’s historic beginnings as a seaport and active waterfront.

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

For more information, please contact Will Wright, Chief Creative Officer at 409-765-3424 or will.wright@galvestonhistory.org.

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