Welcome to the Aransas County Historical Society Website


The Aransas County Historical Society Mission Statement:

The identification, protection, recording, interpretation and acquisition of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, places, documents and objects; and to share the above with the public and promote an appreciation of history within the county.

The Mission has not changed since the Society was incorporated in 1985.

You can also visit us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/AransasCountyHistoricalSociety


2022 Calendar Premier

This year’s Calendar Premier event will be held on Oct 28, 2021, 6:00 PM at the Women’s Club of Aransas County. We had  a record number of historical photographs entered in this year’s contest. Winners will be announced at the Premier event. You can also pick up your copies of the new calendar at the event.

Check back here after the premier event for online calendar sales.


Rockport Kind of Guy – Opening Reception

Guy Clark Tribute

The Rockport Center for the Arts is having an opening reception for their upcoming Guy Clark Tribute on October 21, 2021, 5PM to 6PM at RCA gallery 401 S Austin St. Rockport, TX. A book has been published containing images of paintings by Rockport artist Steve Russell as well as a CD containing Guy Clark songs recorded by different artists that worked with or were influenced by Guy. In addition to images of the paintings, the book contains commentary by Steve Russell, the musicians and historical notes and photographs from the Aransas County Historical Society.
The Art Center is also hosting a tribute concert Sunday, November 7 and Monday, November 8, 7PM at the Rialto theater in Aransas Pass with Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp as a fundraiser. Tickets are available here: Guy Clark Tribute Tickets

2021 Calendar

A few copies of the very popular 2021 calendar are still available

2021 Calendar Cover



The Aransas County Historical Society 2021 Calendar is now available for purchase online! 

Click here to go to our calendar page with secure PayPal online payment and click on “Buy Now” button:

Buy 2021 ACHS Calendar

Calendars may also be purchased by sending a check or m.o. for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling (price includes TX sales tax) to:

PO Box 702
Rockport, TX 78381

We were happy to see those of you who could attend the premier event for the 2021 calendar last Thursday, 11/5/2020. For those of you who could not attend or would like to see the presentation again, including the story behind the cover photo, the video is available here: 2021 Calendar Premier Video 


Come June in Rockport – Sherrill Pool Elizondo

This link to the Bullock Museum website will take you to a wonderful story about a family that vacationed in Rockport – Fulton every June in the 1950s and 1960s.  It is a great description of the community during its pre-Key Allegro days: Come June in Rockport – Sherrill Pool Elizondo

Dorothy Pool Photo

If you enjoyed the above story from Sherrill Pool Elizondo, you may want to read another one of her stories from the Bullock Museum web site where she talks about early days in Rockport and Hurricane Harvey: Won’t You Hurry Home.


The Aransas County Historical Society now has some of the oral history interview recordings available online. These are in their original unedited form so, in some cases, the quality is marginal but the content is priceless. You may listen to the recordings by clicking on the file names located on this page:

Aransas County History – Recorded Interviews


The Aransas County Historical Society is a 501c3 Non-profit corporation.