2009-09-17 / Community News

Galveston Historical Foundaiton Pesents "Haunted Happenings"

During the month of October Galveston's haunted history will be explored in three intriguing tours.

Ashton Villa's Are We Haunted" Tours

Tours every Friday in October, 2009 at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

October 31, Special tours at 3 and 5 p.m., at Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway

Registration: $20. Call 409-765- 7834 for ticket information.

Is Ashton Villa haunted by the spirit of "Miss Bettie," the daughter of the house's first owner, James Moreau Brown? Maybe. Maybe not. Since 1975, when GHF opened the restored mansion to the public, legends and ghost stories have attached themselves to Ashton Villa.

The one-hour tour shows the restoration in progress on the ground floor level, following damage by Hurricane Ike, then explores the undamaged second floor where ghostly memories still reside.

Haunted Harbor Tours aboard Seagull II

Tours will be every Friday and Saturday in October, 2009, Last Tour of the Day.

October 30 and 31, Special 6 p.m. Tour. Tours will be at Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21

Registration: $15 for adults, $13 for children ages 4 to 18 and free for children 3 and under. Call 409- 765-8687 for ticket information.

The one-hour narrated excursion around Galveston's harbor, aboard Texas Seaport Museum's Seagull II, stresses ghostly legends and lore based on the harbor's often tragic history.

Haunted Cemetery Tours

October 29, 30, 31, 2009, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Broadway Cemetery, 41st and K

Registration: $10 for adults GHF Members, $12 Non-GHF Members, Free for children 5 and under. Call 409-765-7834 for ticket information.

This guided dusk walking tour will come to life within the gates of the island's historic Broadway Cemeteries. The markers in the seven named cemeteries can tell stories that textbooks do not. Each marker is a piece of Galveston and Texas history.

For additional information about these tours contact Molly Dannenmaier, Director of Market- ing and Public Relations at 409- 765-7834 or molly.dannenmaier@galvestonhistory.org

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