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History Center

The History Center for Aransas County showcases local heritage.  Outdoor and indoor exhibits tell the stories of the real people of Aransas County. The Center provides space for displays, workshops, meetings and gatherings.

The Bruhl-Paul-Johnson house is a Queen Anne-Victorian cottage that was a popular style in the late 1800s. The house has had many owners including A.L. Bruhl, early 1900s pharmacist and Rockport mayor; Simon Paul, surveyor; and Chester Johnson who salvaged and moved the house from Wood and Laurel Streets in 1978 to make way for a bank parking lot. Even by the early 1900s, tourism began to play a significant role in the area’s economy.

Local history enthusiasts formed the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County in order to promote this historic venue of Aransas County and have applied for a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Our Vice President Jackie Shaw (in white shirt) was docenting this morning, telling Aransas County's story to a group of out-of-towners. Come see our architecture exhibit Saturday til 4 or Sunday from 1-4.
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Our Vice President Jackie Shaw (in white shirt) was docenting this morning, telling Aransas Countys story to a group of out-of-towners.   Come see our architecture exhibit Saturday til 4 or Sunday from 1-4.

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Patsy O'Neill BacaLooks very nicely organized!

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We've getting ready for our late July Culinary Heritage exhibit...looking through dozens of local cookbooks, written by organizations raising money for worthwhile causes, ranging from the PTA to a square dancing building to preserving the Rockport cemetery. Cookbooks have funded ambulances, school programs, church buildings and many other community projects. Talented local chefs, restaurant owners, and artists have also compiled recipes. Many of them contain art by members of the art colony. What do you think is the "definitive" Aransas County dish? We'll let you know what we think when the exhibit opens July 22!

Until then, come by the Center and learn about the kitchens in the homes of some of the remarkable women who put these cookbooks together! "Texas Settlers and Their Buildings: Old Rockport" will be around for only a few more weeks. Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4. Free admission.
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Weve getting ready for our late July Culinary Heritage exhibit...looking through dozens of local cookbooks, written by organizations raising money for worthwhile causes, ranging from the PTA to a square dancing building to preserving the Rockport cemetery.  Cookbooks have funded ambulances, school programs, church buildings and many other community projects.  Talented local chefs, restaurant owners, and artists have also compiled recipes.  Many of them contain art by members of the art colony.  What do you think is the definitive Aransas County dish?  Well let you know what we think when the exhibit opens July 22!

Until then, come by the Center and learn about the kitchens in the homes of some of the remarkable women who put these cookbooks together!  Texas Settlers and Their Buildings:  Old Rockport will be around for only a few more weeks.  Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4.  Free admission.

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Mary Shivers CulpinAlan and I are reading Hobart Huson's 2 volume REFUGIO: A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF REFUGIO COUNTY . . . to each other every evening. I knew the port had historical significance, but Huson's coverage provides a detailed account. One can just imagine the movement of peoples in and out of El Copano. It is a truly a Texas landmark.

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Volunteers at the History Center have fun...helping students become excited about local history, giving tours of historic houses, doing research and writing articles, curating exhibits, gardening in our Wildscape, helping preserve artifacts and photographs in our Curations Center. Consider being a part of this. Let us know if you'd like to contribute your talents to the community through a wonderful organization. Contact: fohc@aransashistory.org.
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Volunteers at the History Center have fun...helping students become excited about local history, giving tours of historic houses, doing research and writing articles, curating exhibits, gardening in our Wildscape, helping preserve artifacts and photographs in our Curations Center.   Consider being a part of this.  Let us know if youd like to contribute your talents to the community through a wonderful organization.  Contact:  fohc@aransashistory.org.

Aransas History Center added 4 new photos.

No wonder there are so many postcard collectors! They give us a glimpse into the everyday lives of people off on a holiday fishing, boating and enjoying the beach. Come to the new Postcard Club meeting at the History Center this Wednesday at 5:00. A great way to learn more about history.
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No wonder there are so many postcard collectors!  They give us a glimpse into the everyday lives of people off on a holiday fishing, boating and enjoying the beach.   Come to the new Postcard Club meeting at the History Center this Wednesday at 5:00.   A great way to learn more about history.

The new Postcard Club will meet at The History Center at 5:00 on Wednesday. What a great idea for a collection. Hope to see you there. ...

The new Postcard Club will meet at The History Center at 5:00 on Wednesday. What a great idea for a collection.  Hope to see you there.

 

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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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