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
Contest judging for the 2022 contest is complete! ACHS would like to thank all who contributed photos to this contest and our contest judges for this year: Terry Machac, Bubba Casterline and Eric Henderson. Contest winners and calendar choices will be announced at the upcoming 2023 Calendar Premier event, date and time TBA.
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.
Five new digital versions of the ACHS newsletter available now. Click here to visit our Newsletter Archives.
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:
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:
THE ARANSAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRESERVING YOUR HISTORY SINCE 1985