Welcome to the website for the History Center for Aransas County
The History Center will be CLOSED indefinitely.
So many of our docents, volunteers and potential visitors have been
impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
We will post more information in the coming weeks as
the situation in the area evolves.
Good luck to everyone. Stay Safe!
** UPDATE 9/11/2017 **
Due to damage to the Aransas County Courthouse, certain
county operations are being moved to the History Center.
Consequently, operations at the History Center are suspended
until further notice.
We will keep you informed as this situation changes.
In spite of the impact Hurricane Harvey has had on the area, all the home owners for homes on this year's Home Tour are excited about showcasing their homes. At this time, the Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes is scheduled to take place. Any changes to the schedule will be noted here.
If you are interested in being a docent at one of the homes for this year's Home Tour, contact Melba York at 361-729-8840.
Tour fabulous historic homes in Fulton and Rockport, and be entertained by docents in period attire as they explain the histories of the homes!!!
Historic Homes on Tour with docents in vintage dress
The holly and mistletoe will festoon the venues for the 2017 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes - Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 1:00 - 5:00 PM each day. Seven venues will be decorated for the holidays. Each year different homes are featured on the tour to provide new experiences for the guests.
Docents in vintage dress appropriate to the house will greet visitors and provide a commentary. Historical facts about the homes and their owners will connect the visitors to the real history of these local treasures.
Tickets will be available starting in November 2017. Obtain tickets online (here), at the History Center for Aransas County (801 E. Cedar St), at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, or at any Home Tour venue during the tour.
The History Center for Aransas County showcases local heritage. Outdoor and indoor exhibits tell the stories of the real people of Aransas County. The Center provides space for displays, workshops, meetings and gatherings.
The turn-of-the-century Bruhl-Paul-Johnson house was moved from 910 E. Concho to property at 801 E. Cedar which was donated to the county by Dr. Gary and Rita Gilbert.
Funding in part is by Aransas Pathways, a county venue project, grants from corporations and individuals.
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.
"30 Years Through the News/Lens"
Help support the History Center!
“Aransas County in Postcards ” by Kam Wagert and Pam Wheat Stranahan has arrived. Containing 128 pages of scanned vintage postcards of Aransas County including descriptive narratives. This book is sure to be a sell-out, so get your copy now. Click here for more information about this exciting new book offering.
For additional information, contact a member of the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County at 361-727-9214