GC Lecture Series


Galveston College Lecture Series


The second speaker is Galveston native and author Andy Hall. Hall will give a presentation titled “Inseparable Enemies: Galveston and Houston in the Nineteenth Century” on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing


Andy Hall is a native of Galveston and has spent most his life on the Texas coast. He spent his early working years, beginning while still an undergrad student, in local history museums, including the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport. Hall holds degrees from the University of Houston–Clear Lake and Texas Tech University.


For the last twenty years, Hall has served as a volunteer with the Texas Historical Commission in investigating shipwrecks and in 2001 was part of the first group of state marine archaeological stewards appointed in the United States. Hall has worked on numerous marine archaeology projects in Texas, notably from 1995 to 2002 on the Denbigh Project, the most extensive excavation and research program on a Civil War blockade runner in the Gulf of Mexico. When he is not working with the Historical Commission on sites in the “Wet Texas” region of the state, he blogs at MaritimeTexas.net, DeadConfederates.com and at the historical magazine, and the Civil War Monitor.


Earlier this year Hall published his second book with the History Press of Charleston, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast.