Exhibit opens: August 10, 2019

The Friends of the History Center for Aransas County announce the opening of the exhibit “Key Allegro: A Vision for Growth” set for Saturday, August 10th, 7:00 p.m. at 801 E. Cedar Street in Rockport.   

From a Karankawa Indian settlement to the resort community it is today, Key Allegro’s history is colorful and storied. The exhibit will portray the early history of the coast to the present day, capturing all aspects of the growth of Key Allegro and how it impacts Aransas County and the surrounding areas.  Artifacts, maps, photographs, and videos will further illustrate the long-term vision.

Keynote speaker for the opening will be Carla Krueger, daughter of Carl Kreuger, Jr. who purchased Key Allegro in 1961. Carla and her friends will share stories of her father’s vision and often unique marketing events to increase public interest in developing the property.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The exhibit will run from August 10 – November 17, 2019.

Programs will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.  The following topics will be presented:

  •  August 25th            Island Development- Carla Krueger & Vickie Merchant
  • September 8th       Lifestyle on the Island- Kay Stanley and Nancy Melcher
  • September 22nd    TBA
  • October 6th            Island Art – Jim Booth
  • October 20th         Impact on Aransas County – Diane and Mike Probst
  • November 3rd      Pre-Island Development – Gordon Stanley
  • November 17th      Shell Collections – Brigid Berger

The History Center for Aransas County at 801 E. Cedar Street is open Mondays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 -4:00 p.m. You are invited to join the Friends or become a docent on a volunteer basis. 

For more information, visit our web site: www.thehistorycenterforaransascounty.org or call 361 727-9214.