Galveston Historical Foundation
Genteel Junque

Genteel Junque Returns October 14-16

An array of antiques, furniture, and home accessories will be available for sale at Galveston Historical Foundation’s annual Genteel Junque sale of donated items. Held at The Depot on Market, 3304 Market, the sale will emphasize high-quality antiques, furniture, and art in good condition. A GHF members preview sale will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6-8 pm. THIS IS FREE FOR ALL CURRENT GHF MEMBERS. Memberships are available at the door, and beer and wine will be available. General admission is free on Saturday, October 15th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 16th.

GHF asks community members to make tax-deductible donations of Victorian to Mid-Century Modern furniture or home goods to the Genteel Junque event. For more information, please contact Nick Barbee at 409-765-3457.

Proceeds from the sales of items benefit Galveston Historical Foundation. Incorporated in 1954, GHF is one of the nation’s largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties. Today, GHF has over 2,000 memberships representing individuals, families, and businesses across Texas, the US, and abroad and exerts a profound impact on the culture and economy of the Island.


Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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