Through the years since it was built, the attractive Queen Anne house at 2327 Avenue M provided a home to several owners and numerous boarders, including three individuals who made headlines for very different reasons. The home was built in 1894 on one and a half lots by the Hickenlooper family, on a site in close proximity to the brick warehouse of the immense Texas Cotton Press, where the majority of the stylish Silk Stocking District now exists.
A look at the lovely home on the corner of Avenue M and Twenty-fourth Street would not give most passersby a hint that one of the greatest American female pianists once called it home, but it’s true. Lucy Mary Olga Agnes Hickenlooper (1880-1948) was born in San Antonio on August 8, 1880 to Jane Lucy Loening (1860-1946) and Carlos Hickenlooper (1854-1936), who was an army clerk at Fort Sam Houston.
Galveston has a bustling shopping district, and GM has added a new column to keep its readers up to date on what’s new and cool in G-town. Whether you are looking for a sassy boutique or a bite to eat, be sure to check What’s New before planning your day downtown.
The whole idea for the Mardi Gras arches came about by accident. In the mid 1980s, fifth-generation Galvestonian Dancie Perugini Ware was working on a book about the island’s architecture when she came across a photograph that showed four colorful festival arches built on the Island for a special event in 1881.
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love that is observed throughout much of the world. Believed to be named for a saint who was imprisoned for performing forbidden marriages for Roman soldiers in the 3rd century AD, the day has grown from a pagan ritual into what is now a very commercialized affair. Along with gifts of cards, flowers, and chocolates, it is also a day on which one is encouraged to wine and dine a loved one.
The Bryan Museum is proud to present their newest exhibit
“Mardi Gras: Party by Design,“ on view from February 10
through March 26, 2023.
With the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country,
Galveston has a rich history of tradition. The Bryan Museum
is pleased to showcase their 3rd annual Mardi Gras exhibition
focusing on the people who conceive and create these
Galveston Mardi Gras began in 1867, and by 1871 there were
citywide celebrations, parades, lavish parties, costumes and
an annual theme. The Island celebrations have been halted
over the last 156 years for various reasons including the Great
Storm of 1900, World War II, and most recently the Covid-19
Island born businessman and philanthropist George P. Mitchell
helped Mardi Gras regain traction as a citywide event in the
mid-1980s. Except for its 2021 cancellation, the celebrations
have been going strong for over 35 years.
The items on display include costumes and sketches from
the 1930s-1950s on loan from The Rosenberg Library and The
Galveston County Museum.
Mardi Gras revival items from the 1980s include the 20’ x 40’
mural by artist William “Billy” Quinn created for the ‘Carnival
Di Venizia’ theme in 1988, and a costume worn by a member
of the Quaker City String Band - a group of musicians known
as the Philadelphia Mummers who marched in the parades up
until a couple of years ago.
Recent designs are by notable Galveston costumer Danny Lee
Morgan and seamstress extraordinaire Jo Daily who has been
making Treasure Ball trains for over 40 years.
This exhibit would be incomplete without a nod towards
local talented individuals who create celebratory items for themselves, family and friends. Such items include the amazing
posters, umbrellas and costumes.
The Bryan Museum is located at 1315 21st Street. The museum
is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10am-5pm. For more
details call 409.632.7685 or visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.
Love is in the air on the island this month and there is no better place to
shop for your Valentine than Moxie’s Lifestyle. Galveston’s only lingerie
boutique, Moxie’s carries a wide range of lingerie, intimate wellness
accessories, athletic wear and sleepwear.
With an extended size range from small to 3X and reasonable prices, they
are sure to have something for everyone. Lingerie pieces start at just $12.
Moxie’s Lifestyle aims to remove the stigma of shopping for intimate
wellness and they are committed to providing an environment that allows
their customers to feel comfortable, confident, and sexy.
If you are unsure of your size, Moxie’s sales associates are trained to
measure you. They also have extensive knowledge around intimate wellness.
With new product arriving all month long, be sure to join Moxie’s Lifestyle
on February 9 for a Valentine’s Day sip and shop from 5 to 8pm. There will be
drinks, snacks, door prizes, special discounts and more. Be sure to mention
Galveston Monthly at checkout all month long to receive 15% off full price
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If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2023, hit the beach and the historic downtown of Galveston Island. The 112th Mardi Gras celebration this year is February 10-21. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras
celebration in the United States, is expected to draw ...
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Enjoy inspirational interiors, decorating and gardens from those that help shape Galveston Island style.
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The portion of Galveston’s Strand Street between 20th and 25th Streets is called simply, “The Strand.”
presents a multi-part series on the history of the Galveston Fire Department.
Built after the Storm of 1900 to protect Galveston from future storms.
Histories of the incredibly rich past of the architecture in Galveston.