After living on the Island for 24 years, I finally dedicated time to learn more of Galveston's colorful history. Wow, I can’t believe how much I've learned! And I’m just beginning.
The beautiful part about this story is that I had a camera with me. I'm very pleased to present Episode One of Galveston.com’s new video series, Artifacts. Stories.
In this episode, Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows a wooden paver that was used to pave Market Street in the 1800s. The story takes us to the modern-day reconstruction of Market Street and to The Strand, where we'll discuss what life was actually like when that paver was in use.
I understand that this is not a cinematic work of art. I'm simply sharing what I learned. If you have any suggestions for improvement - or story ideas! - please post them in the Disqus comments below.
To watch Episode Two, The Panoramic Sketch, click here. For the third episode, Battle of Galveston Part 1 - The Cannon Balls, click here.
As I add more episodes, you'll be able to find them at galveston.com/stories.
We are also publishing Rosenberg Treasures of the Month at galveston.com/rosenbergtreasures.
If you're checking into a hotel, ask if they have Galveston.com TV. We also have several streaming apps available for download in your App Store.
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