The Grand 1894 Opera House is celebrating its 125th season this year. The official “Opera House of Texas,” it’s an important Galveston institution that continues to entertain generations of visitors and residents alike.

A big part of The Grand’s recent success is the leadership of Executive Director Maureen Patton. She began working on Sept. 1, 1981, as opera house director for the Galveston County Cultural Arts Council.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.

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