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Mary Beth Bassett
Director of Public Relations
Office: (409)797-5121

Clayton Kolavo
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Office: (409)797-5120

Caitlin Carnes
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Office: (409) 797-5121

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Mary Beth Bassett
Director of Public Relations
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5121
Learn About Historic Galveston Island with
Virtual Educational Resources  
GALVESTON, Texas (March 26, 2020) – During this time of stay-at-home mandates for much of the state, parents of schoolchildren find themselves having to get creative when it comes to educational endeavors. Here are several online resources that will help transport your learner to Galveston Island -- home to a historic immigration port, exotic creatures, Victorian architecture, maritime industry and more.
  • The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) certified home-school curriculum. The curriculum meets many of the TEKS mandates for fourth grade Texas history social studies and offers advanced concepts for students up to sixth grade.
The historic sites featured on the curriculum include the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, the Texas Seaport Museum, Architectural Salvage Warehouse, Pier 21 Theater, Off-Shore Oil Drilling Rig Museum, the Rosenberg Library and The Bryan Museum. The curriculum also explores immigration through Galveston and The Great Storm of 1900. To access the curriculum, visit
  • The Galveston Historical Foundation offers numerous online learning and virtual experience sharing opportunities. These include Facebook live lectures, special Instagram takeovers by GHF staff and Galveston Island residents showcasing their favorite historic sites in Galveston. They also offer a History Homeschool project which allow deep dives into the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa and opportunities to study marine biology and math with an historic twist. Go to for details.
  • The Bryan Museum in Galveston is home to one of the world’s largest collections of art and artifacts relating to the history of the Southwest. Housed in what was once the Galveston Orphans Home, the museum features important documents, weaponry, spurs, saddles, paintings, sculptures and more. The entire museum can now be toured virtually, and there are resource pages to supplement the visits: Along with their truly Texas virtual experience, The Bryan Museum is also providing daily lesson plans for at-home learning called the Historians Journal. Families can follow along daily or download the full curriculum at
  • The pyramids at Moody Gardens are teeming with life and learning. Visit the rainforests of Africa, Asia and South America at the Rainforest Pyramid and learn about the animal and plant life that live there. moody-gardens-rainforest-pyramid-virtual-tour.  Curriculum guides to support lessons here are offered at During the stay-at-home mandate period, the non-profit educational attraction is also committed to posting educational items on their Facebook page twice each day at
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is home to popular amusements such as, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

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