GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (July 14, 2009) – Rosenberg Library will exhibit a Glimpses of Historic Galveston display of historic postcards from the Forshey Collection at The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 6 – 9 pm in conjunction with ArtWalk. Rocky and Sherrie Forshey donated more than 700 postcards of Galveston, circa 1900-1930, to The Galveston and Texas History Center at Rosenberg Library in February 2009. A portion of this collection will be on display for this exhibit.
The collection includes souvenir postcards as well as postcards of the seawall and beaches, tourist attractions, buildings, residences, landscapes and popular hotels including the 1911 Hotel Galvez. The Forsheys collected these postcards over ten years. Library staff will have reproductions of some historic images available for purchase during the event. Sales will benefit the Rosenberg Library.
This is the first exhibit of a series from Rosenberg Library that will be held in conjunction with ArtWalk at The Tremont House. Future ArtWalks are scheduled on Oct. 10 and Nov. 28.
Rosenberg Library, located at 23rd and Sealy, suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Ike. The Library is currently serving the public as it continues to rebuild. To make donations toward the recovery of Rosenberg Library visit http://www.rosenberg-library.org/ .
The Tremont House is owned by Galveston preservationists Cynthia and George Mitchell and part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For information call (409) 763-0300, (800) WYNDHAM, or visit http://www.wyndhamtremonthouse.com/.
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