Welcome to the Aransas County Historical Society Website


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). The May 29 deadline is rapidly approaching! Don’t wait!


Click on image above to open entry form. Print form, fill out and bring with photographs. Or, you may fill out a form in person on Wednesdays at Estelle Stair Gallery (back entrance)


It’s Happening! There will be a 2nd Guy Clark Tribute Concert!

Tickets go on sale June 1 at 8:00 AM CDT!


Online Ticket Sales

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. Click here for online ticket sales


A new video has been added to the Historical Society’s YouTube channel.

A new video on the San Jose Cattle Company by Wade Ruddock, Manager of the San Jose Cattle Company, a presentation of the History Center for Aransas County, is now available on the ACHS YouTube Channel. 

All videos available on the Aransas County Historical Society’s YouTube channel may be accessed from our Presentation Video Page.


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.