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When Galveston businessman and philanthropist Henry Rosenberg died in May of 1893, his last will and testament were made public. To the great surprise of local residents, Mr. Rosenberg left the bulk of his sizable estate to fund various charitable projects around the city. Among these were the construction of a library, an orphanage, a church, a monument honoring veterans of the Texas Revolution, and public drinking fountains for both people and animals.

Of the original seventeen (17) Rosenberg fountains, only nine (9) still exist. Explore the island and uncover the legacy of Henry Rosenberg! You can pick up a physical passport with a map on the 2nd Floor Reference Desk or download the PDF by clicking the button below.