VOICES BY THE BAY: 
An Oral History of Seabrook, Texas from 1832....

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More than 30 longtime Seabrook residents tell their stories of this colorful Galveston Bay community southeast of Houston, Texas, settled in 1832 by Spanish Land Grant recipients known as "Austin's 300". In this land of Indians, pirates, hurricanes, fires and the Texas Revolution, they created a life for themselves in what would eventually become Seabrook.  Stories range from the tragic to the humorous, all set in the sleepy fishing village that became a breezy summer escape in 1900 for wealthy Houstonians on "Millionaires Row". Today, Seabrook is home to a large maritime community, myriad businesses, heritage tourism attractions, historic homes and NASA.

1800's and 1900's LIFE IN SEABROOK, TEXAS Everyone I've interviewed has one comment in common-"Seabrook was a great place to grow up!" This small town is still about shrimping, fishing, boatbuilding for work and pleasure, sailing, swimming, cool bay breezes with pelicans, seagulls and more! No one tires of the sunrises, moonrises and sunsets over Galveston Bay; this is still a fabulous place to grow up and grow old!


THE ORAL HISTORY DOCUMENTARY FILM "VOICES BY THE BAY" IS A PRODUCTION OF WATER-WAYS, INC (2011) a 501 c 3 Corporation and is PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY KAREN TISDEL .

VOICES BY THE BAY WAS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT FROM HUMANITIES TEXAS, THE STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, WE THE PEOPLE FOUNDATION

MAJOR FUNDING ALSO PROVIDED BY:

CITY OF SEABROOK
GREATER HOUSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
GEORGE AND MARY JOSEPHINE HAMMAN FOUNDATION
SEABROOK ROTARY CLUB
DR. TONY AND MOLLY POPEK
SEABROOK ASSOCIATION
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