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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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It's National Volunteer Week so we'd like to thank everyone who helps us tell the story of Aransas County....Docents, Board Members, Re-enactors, Refreshment Cooks and Servers, Gardeners, Fund Raisers, Teachers, Fixer-uppers, Curators, Publicity Promoters, Tour Guides and other duties as assigned. You're all around nice people, and your service to the community makes our world a little better. Join us. Let us know if you'd like to help.
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Its National Volunteer Week so wed like to thank everyone who helps us tell the story of Aransas County....Docents, Board Members, Re-enactors, Refreshment Cooks and Servers, Gardeners, Fund Raisers, Teachers, Fixer-uppers, Curators, Publicity Promoters, Tour Guides and other duties as assigned.  Youre all around nice people, and your service to the community makes our world a little better.   Join us.  Let us know if youd like to help.

We are sooooo close to 1300 likes...can we get a few more to reach a new goal!

“Liking” our posts is wonderful, but we also like new “followers” to “like” our page/site. If you’re a regular follower, sharing our posts with your friends on Facebook often introduces them to our page and they too become regular followers. (Funding organizations nowadays like virtual visitors as much as real visitors. It’s a new world...)
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We are sooooo close to 1300 likes...can we get a few more to reach a new goal!

“Liking” our posts is wonderful, but we also like new “followers” to “like” our page/site.  If you’re a regular follower, sharing our posts with your friends on Facebook often introduces them to our page and they too become regular followers.  (Funding organizations nowadays like virtual visitors as much as real visitors.   It’s a new world...)

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Oh, Jeanie I do remember that. Just didn’t realize they were here that early in time!!

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WOW, didn’t know Johnson’s was here in 1941?? Always just remembered Roaten’s!

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Bruhl's was earlier. I don't remember ever seeing it, just hearing about it from family.

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Cheryl my mom worked at the old soda fountain at Johnson's..Roaten's soda fountain was later I think....

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Johnson's was down the street a couple of blocks...

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Wasn't there a Bruhls or something like that.

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One of our bombers with NO radio transmission. How did they fit into those little bitty spaces to man their stations? ...

One of our bombers with NO radio transmission.  How did they fit into those little bitty spaces to man their stations?

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My father was a ground crew Master Sergeant for some of the B17's in England. I think Chuck Vermillion did, too... but don't remember if they were B17's or B25's, either of them.

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At this exhibit, you can learn about some of our hometown heroes who served. Here's one - Janet Haseman Taylor's mom (in jeep) picking up Phil Silvers for a USO Show! ...

At this exhibit, you can learn about some of our hometown heroes who served.  Heres one - Janet Haseman Taylors mom (in jeep) picking up Phil Silvers for a USO Show!

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Well, Miss Verna really got around!! How well I remember her.

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On Sunday, April 22, Joe Rieker will present The History of the Texas Guard. Program begins at 2 pm. Come early...seating is limited. ...

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We will have our Grand Reopening on Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00AM. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Rockport Fulton Chamber. We would like to invite you all to join us for the day with free admission, a performance by Vessels of Mercy and light refreshments will be available (while supplies last).

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Great news!

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We love this museum.

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In 1718, Martín de Alacrón established a mission and settlement along the San Antonio river. 300 years later the citizens of San Antonio celebrate the tricentennial of San Antonio’s founding with their annual citywide Fiesta San Antonio, and a series of additional tricentennial commemorations and events. Explore the Tejano cultural roots of San Antonio and other Spanish settlements in Texas through our mobile tour. texashistoryapp.com

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Traces of Texas reader Elias Hawkins was so kind as to send in this great image of a young George Strait on roller skates. Elias says it showed up in his mom's Pinterest stream. Thanks, Elias. A super snapshot!

 

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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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