This Colorfully Restored Mural at Galveston Railroad Museum Is Just the Ticket
Galveston Artists Elizabeth Punches and Catherine Stroud
Folks considering a late-summer/early fall visit to Galveston should put the Galveston Railroad Museum on the itinerary. The indoor-outdoor attraction is half housed in the magnificent old 1932 Depot, and the other half covers five acres of rolling train stock, including locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. The site is said to be haunted, so boo sure to keep it on the list for potential Spooky Season plans. – Editor
During this segment of Experience Galveston, Christine chats with local artists Elizabeth Punches and Catherine Stroud about completing the newly restored mural at the Galveston Railroad Museum.
Punches and Stroud finished restoring the mural last year, just in time for the museum’s Railfest, which happens each spring.
Artist Jan Spencer originally painted the mural in October 1989. The newly restored mural took about four days to paint and several months to plan. The mural is part of ongoing efforts to refresh the Galveston Railroad Museum.