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

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History Center for Aransas County

Newsletters / Reports

Updated 5-May-2017

Quarterly reports are submitted to the Aransas County Commisioners' Court.  Current and past reports are available here.

Past Quarterly Reports

Report for February, March and April 2017

The History Center celebrated its 3rd birthday on May 7th.

Visitor Attendance:
2015 Jan – April – 225
2016 Jan – April – 317
2017 Jan – April – 933

Current Exhibit
Texas Settlers & Their Buildings: Old Rockport – Architecture of homes built between 1868-1930 along with owners of each home are showcased. The addition of donated tablets and a 4G television have changed the way stories are told at the History Center.

2017 q1 1

The 2017 Board has approved a new 5-year Strategic Plan. Committees are investigating each objective. As the founders looked forward to accomplish the 2012 goals in less than 3 years, the new board is also looking forward to 2022 to include technology, interactive exhibits, developing partnerships with ACISD, creating a permanent exhibit to accompany temporary ones, which appeal to people with other interests, while relating it to the history of Aransas County, i.e. The Art Colony.

The Plant Exchange, held every 1st Saturday of each month, has been popular with plant enthusiasts. Derby Day was celebrated this month.

2017 q1 2 Collector’s Corner, occurring the 1st Sunday afternoon of the month at 2 pm, encourages collectors of vintage memorabilia to share their collection. A result has been the formation of a “Post Card Club”, which will meet at the History Center as do other small groups, such as the Genealogy Society, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas regularly. 

July 22 at 6 pm, the Education Committee will share Foodways: Culinary Traditions of Aransas County, which will tell the stories of the local cafes, restaurants, popular recipes, and other memorabilia. Attend the opening which may include delectables to sample.

On October 7, the exhibit, Archeology: Early Peoples opens during Archeology Month.

The Collections Committee has been diligently updating the donated artifacts related to the history of Aransas County.

The landscape team is working on certification for “A Monarch Way Station” for the Wildscape.

Through a Membership Drive, membership has increased. Grants are being written and received. Moneys received are to further the objectives of the 5- year strategic plan.

Everyone is always invited to drop by and see what’s going on at The History Center and relax in the Wildscape.  2017 q1 3

Open Hours: Saturday from 10am – 4pm; Sunday from 1pm – 4pm.

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