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
ACHS Annual Meeting
The 2023 ACHS Annual Meeting was held this year at the new Rockport Convention Center (ROCC) located next to the Center for the Arts on Austin Street on Feb. 23, 2023. Board of Trustees members Brad Brundrett, Joseph Fox, Ty Husak, and John Jackson were all reelected to their positions on the board.
This year’s speaker was Mary Jo O’Rear and the title of her presentation was: “Coastal Bend Catastrophe, the Storm of 1919”.
Click on images below for larger versions. A video of the meeting and presentation is available here: 2023 Annual Meeting
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: email@example.com OR in person at History Center, 801 E. Cedar St. Rockport.
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.
Griffith & Brundrett
Aransas County Historical Commission
Karen Mella, Realtor
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.
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
PRESERVING YOUR HISTORY SINCE 1985