• Barbara Newey

Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum: A Long Weekend in Galveston, the Oleander City

June 24 - 27, 2021

Inspired by NCHM Book Club's first selection, Isaac's Storm (Eric Larsen)


See photos of our trip below!



Our first post-Covid trip! It was fantastic being with our art friends while enjoying a getaway to Galveston! Karen Pope, PhD/Art inSight, Rowena Dasch, PhD/Executive Director of the Neill-Cochran House Museum and Barbara Newey/Art Wise conducted a four day tour to Galveston to visit meaningful historic sites and museums near and throughout Texas' remarkable Gulf Coast island city. Inspired by the NCHM Book Club's first selection, Isaac's Storm (Eric Larsen). Tour designed for 20 participants.


On the way to Galveston, we toured San Felipe de Austin and San Jacinto Battle Monument and Museum. We stayed three nights at the historic Hotel Galvez, a beautiful beachside hotel; just sold, will again be pink and luxurious. While in Galveston, we viewed the 1900 Storm Film, toured the Tall Ship Elissa, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, Bryan Museum, Bishop's Palace, and Moody Mansion. Saw the new Juneteenth mural by the Strand, by artist Reginald Adams. We enjoyed excellent meals and service at Galveston staples; welcome dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill, private lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, private dinner at Fish Tales on the Seawall, fun lunch at Sunflower Bakery (I ate dessert first! I wasn't the only one...) and finally a memorable brunch on our way out of Galveston at Number 13, complete with fabulous, savory popovers. On the way back to Austin, we visited the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site.


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