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


2023 Historical Photo Contest

The 2023 photo contest is starting earlier this year. We are seeking historic photos related to Aransas County history that are at least 25 years old. The three top entries will receive cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25, and will e published in the 2024 calendar and featured in a special exhibit.

No entry fee required. Deadline is May 5. Bring your entries to the historic Rockport Railroad Depot on Fridays, April 21, 28, or May 5 from 1PM to 3PM.

You can download the entry form here: Entry Form or forms will be available at the Depot. Photos will be copied and returned to you immediately.


Honor Awards for Historic Preservation

It’s time for nominations for this year’s Honor Awards for Historic Preservation. The Friends of the History Center, AC Historical Society and AC Historical Commission seek worthy examples of historic preservation in Aransas County. Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 7 at 2:00 PM. 

Self nominations are allowed.

Forms are available here: Word Document or PDF Document

Submissions can be made by mail to: Historic Preservation, PO Box 106, Fulton, TX 78358 OR email: fohcoffice@gmail.com OR in person at History Center, 801 E. Cedar St. Rockport.

2023 Calendar

There are still 2023 ACHS calendars left. You can order yours online HERE.

The Aransas County Historical Society expresses great appreciation to the sponsors of the 2023 Calendar of Historical Photographs:

John & Debbie Jackson
Rockport Cultural Arts District & Rail Depot
Albin Exterminating, Inc.
Jackie Shaw
Griffith & Brundrett
Aransas County Historical Commission
Karen Mella, Realtor
GSM Insurers
Friends of the Fulton Mansion
Rockport Center for the Arts
History Center for Aransas County
JCW Photo Restoration



New Membership Levels

We have added three new membership levels. Click on the Join ACHS link to see what they are!


Five new digital versions of the ACHS newsletter available now. Click here to visit our Newsletter Archives.


2023 Calendar

2023 Calendar
2023 Calendar



The Aransas County Historical Society 2023 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 2023 ACHS Calendar

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

PO Box 702
Rockport, TX 78381


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.