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 2023 Calendar Premier

The Premier Party for the 2023 ACHS historical calendar and announcement of the photo contest winners will be held Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Fulton Convention Center (AKA Paws and Taws) Event begins at 6:30 PM.

This event is free and open to the public.

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!


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.