Show your support for Galveston’s 1877 Elissa & vote in the 2020 Tall Ships Throwdown

1877 Tall Ship Elissa | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Tune in and cast your vote in Tall Ships America’s friendly, virtual ship-to-ship challenge in the 2020 Tall Ships Throwdown starting on Monday, October 5 and culminating with the competition presentation on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

The challenge brings together ships from across the U.S. for some good-natured competition, while giving their respective programs the chance to raise money and awareness for their respective programs. Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) is rallying for its own 1877 Tall Ship Elissa.

Click here to learn more about 1877 Tall Ship Elissa in Galveston.

Presented online, the competition will showcase different tall ships in a series of 30-minute online talks and presentations that will debut twice daily starting Monday, October 5 and concluding with the video competition on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

The event is also a fundraiser for Galveston Historical Foundation. Click here to join or provide support to GHF.

Talks, Presentations & Competition Schedule

Each online talk and presentation will debut on Galveston Historical Foundation’s website at the scheduled time, and remain viewable there and on the organization’s Facebook page.

The live video feed will start 30 minutes before each program begins.

The event is also a fundraiser for Galveston Historical Foundation. Click here to join or provide support to GHF.

The 1877 Tall Ship Elissa | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

About Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was originally 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 60 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.

Click here for more information about Galveston Historical Foundation. Click here to join or provide support to GHF.

About Tall Ships America

Tall Ships America is a non-profit educational organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of North America’s maritime heritage.

Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is commended by Congress as the national sail training organization representing the United States. We support and promote the ships, people, and programs of sail training through scholarships for youth, professional services and advocacy, the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the annual Tall Ships Challenge series of races and events, and more. 

Click here for more information about Tall Ships America.

2020 Tall Ships Throwdown Online & Facebook Live

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