The community is invited to attend the upcoming Alvin Museum Society General Membership meeting Sunday, June 26 and hear author Eileen Benitz Wagner review her book, “The Ghost City of San Luis Island.”
The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Alvin Senior Center at 309 W. Sealy Street.
Wagner’s book is based on historical events from the 1500s to the present and centers around an in-depth look at the City of San Luis, a fragile barrier island in Brazoria County.
According to the author, the book depicts the important role of a small island to the origin of Texas, as well as the power of hurricanes and how that power affects the island. Wagner combines historical documents, first person accounts and the author’s intimate knowledge of the area.
Currently, Wagner lives in the Woodlands and has two daughters, one in Spring and the other in Dallas. She has a business career in product design, manufacturing and national sales for wholesale floral, nursery and mass merchant markets throughout the United States.
Her love of history and having lived 30 years at Treasure Island, San Luis Pass worked together to write her book. Her passion was to save this portion of Texas history, a story that had never been written.
“Eileen Wagner gives readers an in-depth look at the City of San Luis and its people through newspaper clippings, maps, documents and narrative collections along with several rare photos that have never been made available to the public before,” Museum President-Elect Barbara Passmore said. “We encourage our community to attend the meeting to hear Eileen Wagner.”
The book is available from most bookstores or online. It can also be ordered directly form the publisher at www.wildhorsestore.com.
Story by Karolyn Gephart