What are your Pathways in Rockport, Fulton and Aransas County?

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.

Aransas History Center shared Fulton 4-5 Learning Center's post. ...

Aransas History Center shared their post.

so proud to be part of Aransas Pathways. A “Living History” exhibit!
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Please join us this Saturday, February 24, at 10:00, for the opening of a different kind of "pop-up" exhibit – “Aransas County Strong: From Debris to Creativity and Hope.” Hurricane Harvey will be documented and interpreted later in the history books, but we will reflect now by highlighting some of the courage, perseverance and kindness emerging during and after the storm. We are collaborating more with our students and teachers so this exhibit will also showcase the art works of the Live Oak and Fulton Learning Center’s Gifted and Talented Students of Ms. Robin Johnson. Within weeks of our schools reopening, the students were charged with completing an upcycling project from Harvey debris to create something beautiful and useful. They looked for trends and beauty in all the debris, while also identifying people helping to reconstruct the community. During the opening, you will hear some of their memories, feelings and thoughts as you view their amazing artistic creations. We will also focus on some of the heroes who emerged during the aftermath – those who helped manage shelters, created a free health clinic, cleaned up our streets and bays, and represented Aransas County on a national media platform by speaking to their continuing hope for the community. Videos of these individuals will reflect what the regional, state, national and international audiences saw about our spirit in the midst of the damage. Living History...in the making.

so proud to be part of Aransas Pathways.  A “Living History” exhibit!

Thanks to all who've championed "The Big Blue Crab" over the years, including Kam Wagert.

From the Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 "Rockport Pilot."
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Thanks to all whove championed The Big Blue Crab over the years, including Kam Wagert.

From the Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 Rockport Pilot.

Aransas History Center shared their post.

Light refreshments too.
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Please join us this Saturday, February 24, at 10:00, for the opening of a different kind of "pop-up" exhibit – “Aransas County Strong: From Debris to Creativity and Hope.” Hurricane Harvey will be documented and interpreted later in the history books, but we will reflect now by highlighting some of the courage, perseverance and kindness emerging during and after the storm. We are collaborating more with our students and teachers so this exhibit will also showcase the art works of the Live Oak and Fulton Learning Center’s Gifted and Talented Students of Ms. Robin Johnson. Within weeks of our schools reopening, the students were charged with completing an upcycling project from Harvey debris to create something beautiful and useful. They looked for trends and beauty in all the debris, while also identifying people helping to reconstruct the community. During the opening, you will hear some of their memories, feelings and thoughts as you view their amazing artistic creations. We will also focus on some of the heroes who emerged during the aftermath – those who helped manage shelters, created a free health clinic, cleaned up our streets and bays, and represented Aransas County on a national media platform by speaking to their continuing hope for the community. Videos of these individuals will reflect what the regional, state, national and international audiences saw about our spirit in the midst of the damage. Living History...in the making.

Light refreshments too.

Aransas History Center shared German-Texan Heritage Society's post.

Keeping heritage alive through language.
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This upcoming weekend, February 24, in San Marcos, Texas, the 2018 Texas State German Contest will be held involving German High School students across Texas competeting in various events. GTHS supports this event every year by awarding scholarships via the Mary El-Beheri German Heritage Essay Award. And you can help as well. They are in need of people to help judge various events. German speakers are needed, however you don't need to know German to support. They need non German speakers to help judge in events, such as music, art and even people that understand needlework. If you are interested in supporting this wonderful and unique German Texan event as a judge, please contact Jenny at jgchristianson@gvtc.com and she will give you all the details you need. This all started out by a small group of German teachers over 40 years ago as an idea to help encourage the study of German and make it fun, has now evolved into a competition with over 1,500 students from more than 90 schools across Texas participating in more than 40 different events at the state level. This makes the Texas system of German contests the largest in the nation and the only one of its kind.

Keeping heritage alive through language.

Aransas History Center added 4 new photos.

Please join us this Saturday, February 24, at 10:00, for the opening of a different kind of "pop-up" exhibit – “Aransas County Strong: From Debris to Creativity and Hope.” Hurricane Harvey will be documented and interpreted later in the history books, but we will reflect now by highlighting some of the courage, perseverance and kindness emerging during and after the storm.

We are collaborating more with our students and teachers so this exhibit will also showcase the art works of the Live Oak and Fulton Learning Center’s Gifted and Talented Students of Ms. Robin Johnson. Within weeks of our schools reopening, the students were charged with completing an upcycling project from Harvey debris to create something beautiful and useful. They looked for trends and beauty in all the debris, while also identifying people helping to reconstruct the community. During the opening, you will hear some of their memories, feelings and thoughts as you view their amazing artistic creations.

We will also focus on some of the heroes who emerged during the aftermath – those who helped manage shelters, created a free health clinic, cleaned up our streets and bays, and represented Aransas County on a national media platform by speaking to their continuing hope for the community. Videos of these individuals will reflect what the regional, state, national and international audiences saw about our spirit in the midst of the damage.

Living History...in the making.
...

Please join us this Saturday, February 24, at 10:00, for the opening of a different kind of pop-up exhibit – “Aransas County Strong:  From Debris to Creativity and Hope.”  Hurricane Harvey will be documented and interpreted later in the history books, but we will reflect now by highlighting some of the courage, perseverance and kindness emerging during and after the storm.  

     We are collaborating more with our students and teachers so this exhibit will also showcase the art works of the Live Oak and Fulton Learning Center’s Gifted and Talented Students of Ms. Robin Johnson.  Within weeks of our schools reopening, the students were charged with completing an upcycling project from Harvey debris to create something beautiful and useful. They looked for trends and beauty in all the debris, while also identifying people helping to reconstruct the community.  During the opening, you will hear some of their memories, feelings and thoughts as you view their amazing artistic creations.
 
     We will also focus on some of the heroes who emerged during the aftermath – those who helped manage shelters, created a free health clinic, cleaned up our streets and bays, and represented Aransas County on a national media platform by speaking to their continuing hope for the community.  Videos of these individuals will reflect what the regional, state, national and international audiences saw about our spirit in the midst of the damage. 

   Living History...in the making.

Aransas History Center shared The Alamo's Why Was There a Battle of the Alamo?.

The Alamo
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In today's History Minute, and just in time for the beginning of our Commemoration of the Siege and Battle of the Alamo, Dr. Bruce Winders discusses the events that led to the Battle of the Alamo. For Closed Captioning, please view the video on YouTube and select the CC option on the bottom right corner of the video screen. youtu.be/6qSD7eyxHY0

Aransas History Center shared Blinn College's 2018 Brazos Valley Regional History Fair.

Blinn College
What a cool idea!
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Congratulations to more than 200 area students who participated in the 2018 Brazos Valley Regional History Fair! View results: bit.ly/2EJ9wUR

Aransas History Center shared Texas Maritime Museum's post. ...

Patrons and Visitors, we hope you are ready, our doors will be open soon! We will see you all in early March!!

 

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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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