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* For homeowners, GHF offers a
series of classes in the fall and spring on
restoration, preservation, and how-to
topics, such as cleaning and treating
historic woodwork. Additionally, the
organization also regularly conducts
Green Training for Professionals, teach-
ing contractors, designers, builders, and
others about techniques for integrating
"green" technology into historic houses.
* The Moody Mansion Museum was
built in 1895, but became the home of
W.L. Moody, Jr., his wife, and four
children in 1900 (see story on page
eight). In celebration of the 20th anni-
versary of the mansion's restoration and
reopening as a museum, a special tour
takes visitors and students back to
1911. On a special evening that year,
the Moody family and their invited
guests gathered for 19-year-old Mary
Elizabeth's social debut party. School or
private group tours are offered. www.
* The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling
Rig Museum and Education Center
focuses on the history and science
behind a key Texas industry. The muse-
um's educational outreach programs
target teachers, school children, and
families. Educators can request and
keep a "Knowledge Box," provided by
the museum, in their classroom for up
to 30 days. This traveling exhibit,
which adheres to state and national
standards, showcases the oil and gas
industry through interactive technolo-
gy, classroom activities, and multi-
media presentations. Each second Sat-
urday of the month is Family Day at
the museum, with activities focused
around a theme to encourage family
learning and fun. Topics range from
Life on a Rig to The History of Oil,
which covers some of the civilizations
that discovered early uses for petro-
leum. www. oceanstaroec. com/education.
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ropes" aboard the Elissa. Photograph cour-
tesy of the Galveston Historical Foundation.
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