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History Center for Aransas County
Announcing a special activity for history lovers !!
The Friends of the History Center have planned a trip that will delight history lovers. Join us for a first-class journey to unique historic sites that tell about the 1800s in Texas. The Friends in consultation with travel experts have set up an action packed itinerary for four days and three nights in April. The tour will be conducted by Rockport Tours with meals, lodging and entry fees covered.
We will visit private homes and meet the owners. Meals will be in historic venues when possible. And we hear first-hand stories from historians and archeologists. Tours of museums will be lead by curators and history along the route will be narrated by members of the Friends. Overnight stops will include Victoria, Columbus and Huntsville. On the way to Victoria we will see the earliest settlements of the region. After Columbus we will visit the site of S.F. Austin's town on the Brazos. In Huntsville we will view many artifacts and homes of Sam Houston. Friends will provide a reading list and a timeline to place sites in chronological sequence.
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the unique scenes from the past. Find registration information at www.rockporttours.com -- Texian Trek. Save a spot on the tour by sending in your deposit of $200; final payment due February 15 (total $799). Invite your friends and neighbors to join you on this adventure.
School and Sports: Great Scenes from the ACHS Photo Files
The Aransas County History Society will host an opening reception for its new exhibit, School and Sports: Great Scenes from ACHS Photo Files, on Friday, January 16th, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the History Center for Aransas County located at 801 E. Cedar. The exhibit will focus on school photos, memorabilia, scrapbooks and artifacts highlighting sports and school photos. This exhibit is the first of several events sponsored by ACHS in 2015 to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Guests may visit the exhibit from January 16th until mid-March on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Aransas County Historical Society and The Friends of the History Center for Aransas County.
Also available for purchase are the ACHS 2015 Calendars, Aransas County in Postcards, Connie Hagar’s Checklist, and 30 Years through the News/Lens. For more information regarding this exhibit, please see achs1985.org or www.aransashistorycenter.org.
The 2014 Tour was a great success !!!
Many thanks to all the docents and volunteers who donated their time.
Click here to view highlights and photos from the tour
(or click on the link to the left of this page)
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.
Help support the History Center!
The winner of the 2014 Raffle (drawing held on 20-Sept-2014) was Greg Harlan.
For additional information, contact a member of the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County at 361-229-3607.