The History Center for Aransas County will showcase local heritage. Outdoor and indoor exhibits will tell the stories of the real people of Aransas County.
It will be housed in the turn-of-the-century Bruhl-Paul-Johnson house that was moved on August 17, 2012 from 910 E. Concho to property at 801 E. Cedar which was donated to the county by Dr. Gary and Rita Gilbert. This structure is a Queen Anne-Victorian cottage that was popular in the late 1800s. This historic house will provide space for displays, workshops, meetings and gatherings.
The Bruhl-Paul-Johnson home will house the offices of the Friends of the History Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to support the history center. It will also house the Aransas County Historical Commission, an arm of our county’s government charged with preserving Aransas County history through a variety of functions.
Funding in part is by Aransas Pathways, a county venue project, grants from corporations and individuals. We need your help and donations to accomplish the needed renovations.
Friends of the History Center is very grateful to the Texas Historical Foundation for their generous support of the History Center of Aransas County. Please visit their website at www.texashistoricalfoundation.org.
For additional information, contact a member of the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County at 361-229-3607.