From Our Editors
As a published playwright, actor, musician, and radio host, George Douglas Lee isn't lacking in showmanship. He also has a passion for Galveston's past, which sprang from his childhood there and an interest in the American Civil War––he lists Robert E. Lee as a first cousin. This love of history and flair for the dramatic makes him more than qualified to give personalized glimpses into local history as the Galveston History Tour Guide. Lee's driving tours blend humor and historical fact, visiting centuries-old buildings and relaying stories of the devious, unhinged, and often ridiculous people who've called the island home. Topics range from a somber recounting of the devastating 1900 storm to an explanation of why a Spanish explorer named Galveston the "Isle of Misfortune" after getting lost inside its Target. Lee also organizes screenings of the History Channel documentary "Perfect Storms: America's Deadliest Disaster," in which he is prominently featured.