Welcome to the Aransas County Historical Society Website
It’s Happening! There will be a 2nd Guy Clark Tribute Concert!
Tickets for our upcoming Guy Clark Tribute concert with Grammy Award winner Shawn Camp and Grammy Nominee Verlon Thompson sold out quickly, but due to the high level of interest in this event and support from the community we have decided to have a second showing on the following evening, Friday August 2, 2019, 7PM at the La Palma Event Center in Rockport, TX. Stay tuned for details and information on ticket sales.
Six new videos have been added to the Historical Society’s YouTube channel.
These are all from the South Texas Historical Associations Spring Symposium that was hosted in Rockport. The presentations are about the history of railroads in South Texas, including how the railroad came to Rockport and what impact it had on the growth of the town.
All videos available on the Aransas County Historical Society’s YouTube channel may be accessed from our Presentation Video Page.
2019 Photo Contest
Do you have photos laying around that are at least 25 years old and related to Aransas County history? If so, we would love to see them! Enter your photographs in our 2019 contest. See details in the poster above. You may download and print a copy of the form here: Entry Form or you may fill one out in person when you bring your photographs by at our Wednesday afternoon meeting at Estelle Stair Gallery (back entrance from 2:00 to 3:30 PM)
Our 2019 Historical Photograph Calendar is now available!
These make great gifts. You can get yours at:
Rockport Printing, 2220 Hwy 35 N, Rockport, TX
New Beginnings, 410 S. Austin St. Rockport, TX.
Sample Photographs from Earlier Calendars
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.
THE ARANSAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRESERVING YOUR HISTORY SINCE 1985