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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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The Jackson Family Seafood Businesses

John Jackson will talk about his family’s local, three-generation seafood businesses at 2:00 on Sunday, August 13. A fifth-generation Rockport native, Jackson will discuss the trials and tribulations of the seafood business and his family’s deep ties to the history of Rockport. Jackson is the founding partner of The Rockport Group at Morgan Stanley and has been active in local civic and history groups all his life. Copies of his book, “Taking The Tide,” will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the History Center.

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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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Join the BIG SIT at the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

On Saturday, May 6, 7 AM – 7 PM, a team of birders will compete in the mid-coast regional tournament to see or hear as many bird species as possible from a defined location.  This event is part of the Great Texas Birding Classic (Audubon Society) and the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary is the 51st site on the Central Texas Coast trail. The contest begins at sunrise and continues all day.  A  17-foot diameter circle will be defined from which birds are identified. Team members can rotate in shifts or stay all day.  Canopies will be set up to provide

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“Tule Marsh East – Demo Garden and Wetlands Re-Dedication”

Dear Friend of Aransas Pathways, On behalf of the Aransas Pathways Steering Committee, I would like to extend this invitation  to the: “Tule Marsh East – Demo Garden and Wetlands Re-Dedication” Wednesday September 14, 10a.m. As Part of the HummerBird Celebration, Aransas Pathways is pleased to announce completion of renovations of the Tule March East (Rockport Demo Garden and Wetlands Pond) The ceremony will take place behind the Demo Garden at the classroom-style pavilion, on the east side of Hwy 35 North (Across from K-Bob in Rockport). The Pathways team completed improvements to the property including replacing an entire section of the

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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.

Click here to download your personal copy.

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