A Decade of Galveston Digging – FOHBC Webinar #13

A Decade of Galveston Digging: The History, The Methods, and the Finds


Tues. 14 May 2024, 7 pm Central

Digging for bottles in a low coastal city such as Galveston is an “experience” that often involves mosquitos, fire ants, water, sand and disappointment.  This webinar will delve into Brandon’s 12 years of digging bottles in Galveston, the fascinating history of Galveston, methods and tools for finding locations to dig, some epic digs, and some of odd, mundane, unusual and incredible things that have been found while digging in Galveston.

In 1985, Brandon DeWolfe’s parents bought 60 acres of land in New Hampshire that included a small “farm dump.” The family dug through the bottles before cleaning up the dump and Brandon’s love for digging bottles began.  He dug throughout northern New Hampshire during his childhood but moved to Florida in 2003 and then to Texas in 2007.  In 2012, a fellow digger (Everett Morris) invited him along on a dig in Galveston, and the rest, as they say, is history. Brandon and his children Grayson, Crosby, and Lyla have been actively digging in Galveston since that day and have dug hundreds of privies and trash pits throughout the historic island city. Brandon collects New Hampshire bottles and pottery as well as Houston and Galveston bottles and pottery.

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You will receive a Zoom email invitation with a link for each event. Simply join us at the noted time, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Attend via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone if you prefer. Attend them all or a la carte.

The FOHBC is conducting monthly 1-hour online Zoom webinars with presentations and imagery on a broad range of topics relating to antique bottle and glass collecting. Join us for an exciting series by leading authorities in their fields discussing antique bottle and glass collecting, history, digging and finding, ephemera, photography and displaying, and so much more. 

Webinars occur on Tuesday evenings during the first, second or third week of each month at 7:00 pm Central. Time will be left for questions and answers. FOHBC president Michael Seeliger moderates all webinars, which are recorded and available in the FOHBC Members Portal within a week after the event. 

Webinars are FREE for FOHBC Members and *$15 for non-members. *For a short time only, all seminars are free to all!

Look for future webinars on the Terry McMurray drugstore experience, among others.