Newsletters / Reports
Quarterly reports are submitted to the Aransas County Commisioners' Court. Current and past reports are available here.
Past Quarterly Reports
- July 2017
- April 2017
- February 2017
- November 2016
- August 2016
- May 2016
- February 2016
- May 2015
- February 2015
- November 2014
- August 2014
- May 2014
- February 2014
- November 2013
- August 2013
- May 2013
Report for May, June and July 2017
|Jan-July Visitors||Jan-July Website Hits||Facebook “Likes”|
Crowds at Collector’s Corner 1st Sundays 2 PM
|April||Aransas County Postcards||15|
|May||Vintage Mexican Pottery & Taxco Jewelry||40|
|June||The War Horse||30|
|August||Vintage Fishing Lures||47|
Resulted in “Postcard Club” meeting monthly at the HC (Often Standing Room only)
|Collaboration: Using Facebook to collaborate with AC Historical Commission, AC Historical Society, Nueces & Bayside Historical Societies.|
Nine FHC Board Members met with AC Historical Society to learn more about their offerings. A grant will pay for interested FHC Board Members to attend the American Association for State and Local History Conference held in Austin, Texas on Sept. 6- 9. Kay Betz and Vickie Merchant will present at this national conference. Their presentation, “Reigniting a Collective Memory: Interpreting the Forgotten Stories of a Texas Art Colony” will focus on the information gathered for research of The Art Colony Exhibit.
New Exhibit: Archeology: Early Peoples-Opening Sat. Oct 7, at 10:00 am
Sent monthly to apprise our members of activities they might enjoy.
New Membership Brochure
Combines Membership and Volunteer Activities
- FREE membership to any ACISD employee
- Business Memberships offered
See Missed Exhibits & Programs at: www.aransashistorycenter.org
Even in the evening July heat, over 150 people attended the opening of the new exhibit, Foodways: Culinary Traditions of Aransas County. Speakers included Judge Mills, proprietor of Duck Inn, & Monica Burdette, Texas Historical Commission. Jessie Ellis, Austin musician, lead a small group of musicians and the crowd in singing Guy Clark’s, Homegrown Tomatoes. This exhibit focuses on how the local citizens used the Bounty of Nature to live and work in our county cooperatively. A book based on this exhibit will be for sale in time for Christmas gifting.
|Hands on activity garnered the curiosity of these young historians, while new technology shared videos pertaining to the exhibit.|
5 Year Strategic Plan:
- Include community members’ ideas in decision-making
- Collaborate with ACISD in exhibits, activities, and programs.
- Create permanent exhibit of Aransas County History.
- Solicit grants for expanded spaces for curation, education and parking.
- Assign FHC Board Members specific roles on committees.
Breakfast with the Hummers is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16 near the Wildscape. 80 tickets are available if you hurry. *Doc’s Garden: A Guide to Useful Plants, compiled by Pat Garland, will be on sale by Hummerbird Celebration.