I Old Galveston

History lingers here. History lives.©
A unique and fun new blogazine and collectibles showcase exploring the history, legends, and lore of vintage Galveston, Texas


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I Love Old Galveston

A Fun and Fascinating Project as Unique as the City Herself

From her early reign as the Queen of Cotton and one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, to the apocalyptic hurricane of 1900 that forever changed her regal trajectory and very nearly wiped her off the map, to the wild and woolly days of Prohibition when bootleg liquor and illegal gambling brought the money back to town, Galveston’s unique history—once majestic, once tragic, yet ever triumphant—forged a distinctive American city unlike any other.

Join us on a fun and fascinating journey of discovery into the rich history of a tenacious little town on a sliver of a sandbar, that Grande Dame of the Gulf we all love …

Island Paradise Tote
Island Paradise Tote

While all of our products aren’t available just yet, we wanted to go ahead and open our doors with a handful of hand-picked favorites that are sure to please.

Fanciful Fronds Tote
Fanciful Fronds Tote

The Author

Before leaping headlong into the deep mists of Galveston’s past, a brief departure is in order. Who, you might be wondering, is the author here? Whose collection is it? And how did this all come about?

To answer these questions, you can meet our author in the usual way and also, more creatively, in the three articles of our introductory series, which introduce the voice and provide the personal context that spawned this project in the first place.

The Articles

Topics for new articles each month run the full gamut of Galveston history, from the famous to the infamous, from Victorian days to the Free State era, but always with the aim of getting, and sometimes setting, the record straight. Find the in-depth stories here you won’t find anywhere else!

Whether you were born on the island or just have a fondness for this fabulous old burg, you’re sure to learn a thing or two and have fun in the process!

The Collection


Book Reviews

Get the skinny from our own author on the Galveston titles in our library.

Vintage Treats

Put on that apron and step back in time with a vintage recipe from an authentic source.

Oh Shoot!

Take a photographic stroll through the streets and byways of old Galveston.