AN EXTRAORDINARY TOUR FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY CITY
Every Wednesday-Saturday evening starting at 5pm (7pm May-September)
From the author of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line (The History Press, 2018) comes a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.
Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales—both tragic and triumphant—of Galveston’s historic Red Light District.
Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, "The Line."
This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years.
In the late 1950s, the era known as the "Free State of Galveston" finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.
Far from being merely a city of "gangsters" and lewd women, Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.
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