A Renaissance of Caring: Celebrating and Preserving Galveston's Residential Architecture

 A Renaissance of Caring: Celebrating and Preserving Galveston's Residential Architecture

Now Open May 2 - August 29, 2024

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Galveston Historical Foundation's Historic Homes Tour, view half a century's worth of paintings representing homes, here and gone, that have been part of the Historic Homes Tour.

This new exhibit, located in Trustees Hall, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Galveston Historical Foundation Historic Homes Tour, which has exposed thousands of people to the unique and beautiful architecture of Galveston. The Rosenberg Library presents a sampling of these historic homes from the museum's extensive painting collection. Homes from many different tours, including the original 1975 tour, are featured here, along with homes that have not yet been on a tour but may be in the future. You will also see some homes that were destroyed before they ever had the opportunity to be on a Homes Tour. They serve as a reminder that historic homes provide valuable insights into the past, but are vulnerable to destruction and need to be preserved.

The exhibit is located on the 4th floor in Trustees Hall. It can be viewed during regular library hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointment needed. For more information, please contact Rachel Hooper, Museum Curator at 409.763.8854 Ext. 125 or at museum@rosenberg-library.org.

For press inquiries, please contact Janae Pulliam, Communications Coordinator at 409.763.8854 ext. 144 or Communications@Rosenberg-Library.org.