Typically an in-person event, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour will feature live walk-throughs of historic homes, lectures and presentations by historians and architectural experts.
"The extraordinary architecture on the island can be appreciated and enjoyed from many vantage points," said Dwayne Jones, the executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, in a statement. "This is just one more way to experience these homes, and we look forward to your support and the opportunity to share our great buildings and history."
The event will stream live May 9 from 1-5 p.m. at both www.galvestonhistory.org and www.facebook.com/galvestonhistory.
The event schedule is as follows:
- 1-1:30 p.m.: tour of McKinney-McDonald House, built in 1890
- 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Galveston architecture lecture lead by Jones
- 2:15-2:45 p.m.: tour of William and Mary Margaret Moody III House, built in 1938
- 2:45-3:30 p.m.: Stephen Fox lecture on the architecture of John Staub
- 3:30-4 p.m.: tour of Charles and Estelle Miller House, built 1899
- 4-4:30 p.m.: presentation by Plein Air Southwest
- 4:30-5 p.m.: tour of James and Louise DeForest House, built 1883
While the event is free to the public, the Galveston Historical Foundation is encouraging participants to consider a $30 donation—the cost of an in-person home tour ticket—or any contribution of their choice, the release states.
In addition to the Galveston Historic Homes Tour, the Galveston Historical Foundation is offering additional educational programs online during the pandemic, including Facebook live lectures, special Instagram takeovers, virtual tours and homeschool programming, the release states. For more information on these digital offerings, click here.