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The History Center will be CLOSED indefinitely.

The History Center will be CLOSED indefinitely. So many of our docents, volunteers and potential visitors have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We will post more information in the coming weeks as the situation in the area evolves. Good luck to everyone.  Stay Safe! ** UPDATE 9/11/2017 ** Due to damage to the Aransas County Courthouse, certain county operations are being moved to the History Center. Consequently, operations at the History Center are suspended until further notice. We will keep you informed as this situation changes.  

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Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes, 2017

Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes, December 2-3 The 2017 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes will take place on Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3 from 1- 5 PM both days. The tour features 3 homes in Rockport, 1 in Fulton, and 3 institutions. All of the homes are at least 50 years old, and the docents in each house dress in vintage attire to match the era of the home! Tickets ($15 for one, $25 for two) are available in advance online www.aransashistorycenter.org, at the Chamber of Commerce or at any home during the Tour. On Saturday, December 2, docents dressed in

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Vintage Fishing Lures

Come to the History Center to learn the history of fishing lures such as Bingo, Pluggin Shorty, Humps and Heddon.   Melissa Cosby-Pina and her father Charles “Popo” Cosby collected and sold lures for many years.   Visitors loved visiting them and seeing their collection at PoPo’s Gallery in downtown Rockport, where Popo also sold his art. While you’re at the Center, you can see our current exhibit, “Foodways:  The Culinary Traditions of Aransas County.”  FREE ADMISSION, but donations always appreciated. View the full event information here.  

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Nature Walks and Plant Conversations at Ivy Lane

Ivy Lane 242 Ivy Ln, Rockport, TX 78382 sat7jan9:00 am- 11:00 amNature Walks & Plant Conversations - Ivy LaneIvy LaneEvent Organized By: Keep Aransas County BeautifulEvent Type :Nature Walk Event DetailsAransas Pathways - Ivy Lane Wildlife & Birding Site will host a guided native plant walk in coastal woodland & prairie habitat. more Event Details Aransas Pathways – Ivy Lane Wildlife & Birding Site will host a guided native plant walk in coastal woodland & prairie habitat. Participants will learn how the native plants there support birds, butterflies, and other wildlife and what’s blooming from season to season. Native Guide:Read more/See a Map

Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary

This 4 1/2 acres contain 3 distinct habitats…a live oak motte, a remnant of a coastal prairie, and an ephemeral pond. A coastal Live Oak forest is special because of the native shrubs and plants that makeup the understory. This plant community, together with the Live Oaks, is called an oak motte. Oak mottes are valuable stopover habitats for migrating songbirds. This coastal prairie consists of native grasses and wildflowers. Coastal prairies provide food and shelter for many different varieties of wildlife. The plants mature in the fall and produce colorful seed heads. Standing on the slab and looking down the hill is

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Pathways Center – Pavilion & Bridge

The pavilion, called “Pathways Center ” is  the principal information center for all of the Aransas Pathways projects. These include: Birding, History, Kayaking, and Hiking and Biking Trails. “Pathways Center” houses informational kiosks with interpretive signage explaining each Aransas Pathway project, with an open space for meetings and events. There is also a deck for relaxing and observing Tule Creek and the adjoining Shellcrete Birding and Nature site. The bridge connects the North and South sides of Tule Creek and the nature site. This facility functions as the trailhead for Pathways eco-tourism projects in the Aransas County. Pathways Center is

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Printed Map of Sites

A printed 'take it with you' map of the Aransas Pathways project sites is available for your use now. The Birding and Kayak sites are over-laid on a map of the full Live Oak and Blackjack peninsulas with a legend. The inside of this folded map are aerial shots of the area with the Bike trails marked with their Ease of Use level. Expanded views of Downtown Rockport and Downtown Fulton with a legend of Historical sites is also included. Plan your custom tours with this valuable map.

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