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History Center for Aransas County

The 2014 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes took place on
December 6th and 7th.

There was a great turnout from the public.

 

Use the links below to view highlights from the 2014 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Homes

- Docents and highlights from the Fulton Dance Hall and Fulton Schoolhouse venue
- Docents and highlights from the Harbor Lights Cottages venue
- Docents and highlights from the History Center venue

- Docents and highlights from the Salty Pines venue
- Docents and highlights from the Sparks-Kubelka venue
- Docents and highlights from the Wallace House venue

- Highlights from the Appreciation Party (18-Dec-14)

- View a map showing where all the guests and visitors to the Home Tours came from


Thanks to Vickie Moon Merchant, David Murrah, Phil Stranahan and Scott Wagert for providing these photos.


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Historic Homes on Tour with docents in vintage dress

Holly and mistletoe festooned the venues at the 2014 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes - Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, 1:00 - 5:00 PM each day.  Seven venues were 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 were present to greet visitors and provide a commentary. Historical facts about the homes and their owners connected the visitors to the real history of these local treasures. Unique to the Tour was "Salty Pines”, a weekend retreat nestled in the oaks and pines along Little Bay. In Fulton the Old Fulton Dance Hall invited folks to imagine the lively events that went on inside. One of the first homes on Key Allegro (the Wallace House) called attention to the fifty year anniversary of that development. The History Center featured the "Newseum of Aransas County: 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot" with displays of artifacts and photgraphs from publishing and printing.

Venues on the Tour included:

  • Salty Pines (Ray & Raymond Chilton), 1511 Broadway, Rockport
  • Sparks-Kubelka home (Gene & Kay Kubelka), 1027 N. Live Oak, Rockport
  • Dalton and Kay Wallace home, 21 Nassau. Rockport
  • History Center for Aransas County, 801 E. Cedar St.,Rockport
  • Harbor Lights Cottages, 108 Laurel (Dyllas and Rangel & Canann), Rockport
  • Old Dance Hall (Tica Gibson & Marion Winsett), 407 Broadway, Fulton
  • Fulton Schoolhouse (DRT), 205 7th St., Fulton

Members of the Tour Committee include Kam Wagert, chair; Francine Coxwell, Becky Mays, Anne Mourtaja, Jackie Shaw, Pam Stranahan, Phoebe Wilson, and Maureen Winkelman.



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