801 E. Cedar at Church St., Rockport, Texas


OPEN Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Sundays 1pm - 4pm
Admission is Free
For more information, call 361-727-9214

History Center for Aransas County

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Updated 6-November-2018


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Archeology: Early Peoples of the Coastal Bend

Exhibit showing Saturday, September 22, 2018
through Sunday, December 23, 2018

History Center for Aransas County
801 E. Cedar, Rockport, TX

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learn more about regional archeology and sites - Sundays at 2:00 PM. 
 
 
  • Nov. 18 Sun. 2:00 PM – “Archeology of Victoria County,” by Elizabeth Neucere, Curator from the Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria 
  • Dec. 16, Sun. 2:00 PM – “The Last Karankawa” by Sue Hastings, author of “Aransas County”
  • Jan. 6, Sun. 2:00 PM – “The Pape and Tunnell Survey & Collection of Indian Artifacts” by Jace Tunnell, director Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
 

The Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes December 1-2, 2018

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Tour fabulous historic homes in Fulton and Rockport, and be entertained by docents in period attire as they explain the histories of the homes!!!

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Historic Homes on Tour with docents in vintage dress

The 11th Annual Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes looks to be one of the best!  On Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 1:00 - 5:00 PM both days, visitors can visit:

The Wendell House / Rockport Warriors United (1965) - 1130 E. Linden
The Rooke-Broach Home (1905) - 1030 Allen
The Schulze Home (1944) - 823 N. Austin
The Jordan Home (1953) - 310 N. Burton
The Airstream Retreat (1965) - 108 N 2nd (Fulton)
The History Center for Aransas County (1890s) - 801 E. Cedar
The Fulton Schoolhouse Museum (1886) - 205 7th (Fulton)

Docents in vintage dress will tell the histories of the houses and their owners.

Tickets are $15 for one person or 2 for $25 and are available at a number of locations locally, and online via PayPal. Click here to pay online and for more information (including a map of locations for this year's venues).  For more information call 361-460-4638


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.

VISIT the Center to learn more about Aransas County and its remarkable people.

 

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.


Special Features


"30 Years Through the News/Lens"
By Mike Probst

click here for more information and to order books


Aransas County in Postcards-50

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.


History Mysteries
A series of historical articles appearing in the Rockport Pilot about Aransas County
written by knowledgable local contributors.

Last Updated 30-October-2018


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