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 Historical Photo Contest

It’s time to fish out those old photos and enter them into the Aransas County Historical Society 2022 Photo Contest!

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 be published in the 2023 ACHS Calendar – AND be featured in a special exhibit! No entry fee required. Deadline is June 30, 2022. Bring your entries to the Rockport Dairy Queen any Wednesday in May and June from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

Entry form is available here: Entry Form.

Rules are available here: Photo Contest Rules.

You may also enter your submission by mail: ACHS P.O. Box 702, Rockport, TX 78381

Or you may email your submission to clivings1@comcast.net If you scan your photographs for email submission, note that they must be scanned with a resolution of at least 300 DPI.


New Membership Levels

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


2022 Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting was held on April 14th at the Woman’s Club of Aransas County. The members present elected three new members to the board of trustees. Please welcome Julia Kunse, Elizabeth Brundrett and Joseph Fox! There was also an excellent presentation on the history of the Rockport Marine Lab by Ed Hegen. You can see a video of the event here or click on image below.

2022 Annual Meeting Video


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


2022 Calendar

2022 Calendar



The Aransas County Historical Society 2022 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 2022 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.