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Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of shopping.  But here are four antique and vintage shops you absolutely must visit:

Strand Brass
Family-owned and operated, Strand Brass has been serving tourists and locals alike for over 30 years in downtown Galveston. Located in the heart of The Strand Historic District, the cozy boutique features a wide array of products, ranging from one of the largest collections of Tervis Tumblers on the Island, to its enchanting Christopher Radko Christmas ornament collection. For the ladies, Lilly Pulitzer agendas, coolers, wine glasses and accessories have been one of the store’s top-selling brands for years. Once you’ve visited Strand Brass, you will see that it is no surprise this is one of the most popular shops on Galveston Island.

Fit Tri Run
Fit Tri Run began as a passion for running, roller blading, triathlons, race walking and most outdoor activities. Since then it has blossomed into an all-inclusive specialty store designed to promote healthy and active living, and provide training and education.  Fit Tri Run features a vast assortment of products, including athletic shoes, apparel, nutrition and accessories to create happier feet and happier moving bodies. 

Old Galveston Trading Company
The Old Galveston Trading Company, located in Historic Downtown Galveston on Postoffice Street, has provided its customers with exceptional service since 2011. The shop features a wide array of home decor products and furnishing, including local artwork, handmade cards, and imported furniture - as well as a variety of their ever-popular Singing Bowls. Offered in antique brass, handcrafted crystal, and other fine materials, these transcendent treasures produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation, reduce stress, and aid in healing.

Hendley Market
Known for its eclectic selection of antiques - including everything from medical instruments to nativity scenes - this store is a haven for seekers of unexpected, offbeat gifts such as books, paper goods and jewelry, plus the fascinating and macabre assemblage work of Galveston artist Robert Dampier. Keep an eye out for a three-legged cat, which has been known to nap on the historic building’s skylight.

From the Blogs

Galveston Photography, 1860-1890

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rosenberg Library announced its newest exhibit: Galveston Photography, 1860-1890. The exhibit will include the earliest known photographs of downtown Galveston which were taken by Sache & Potter Studio in 1861, just before the Civil War. Read more.

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. Read more.

7 Fall Events Not to Miss This October

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October! Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 3 - The Watchmen - E5

Published: Monday, August 06, 2018

We join Kathleen Maca, author of 'Galveston's Broadway Cemeteries',  on the roof of the Hendley Building where the JOLO Guard stood watch during the Civil War. Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows the JOLO Guard's log book. Read more.

A Bird in the Hand

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Just about every week she rounds up some friends and heads down to The Strand. There, she pours some peanuts into her hand watches as other friends arrive – these of the feathered variety: a flock of pigeons that eagerly climb onto her outstretched hand. Read more.

18 Photographs in 72 Hours by Nikola Olic

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This photography collection represents a weekend in Galveston by Nikola Olic, a photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes. Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 1, The Cannon Balls - E3

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

On January 1, 1863, the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston began. Lee and George visit the site of the battle and see cannon ball damage on a downtown building. Read more.

July 2018 - Galveston's July 1987 Recall Vote

Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2018

During the month of July, Rosenberg Library is exhibiting two political signs from the recall vote which took place in Galveston in July 1987. Read more.

Five Women. One Saturday.

Published: Monday, July 02, 2018

What do you do when five women show up at your house in Galveston? Read more.

A Jewel of a Season Brightens The Stage at The Grand

Published: Monday, July 02, 2018

The Grand 1894 Opera House is pleased to present its 2018-2019 performing arts season. Read more.

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