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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

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2022 Calendar Premier

Ad for premier event

This year’s Calendar Premier event will be held on Oct 28, 2021, 6:00 PM at the Women’s Club of Aransas County. We had  a record number of historical photographs entered in this year’s contest. Winners will be announced at the Premier event. You can also pick up your copies of the new calendar at the event.

Check back here after the premier event for online calendar sales.

 

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2021 Calendar

A few copies of the very popular 2021 calendar are still available

2021 Calendar Cover

 

 

The Aransas County Historical Society 2021 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 2021 ACHS Calendar

Calendars may also be purchased by sending a check or m.o. for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling (price includes TX sales tax) to:

ACHS
PO Box 702
Rockport, TX 78381

We were happy to see those of you who could attend the premier event for the 2021 calendar last Thursday, 11/5/2020. For those of you who could not attend or would like to see the presentation again, including the story behind the cover photo, the video is available here: 2021 Calendar Premier Video 

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Come June in Rockport – Sherrill Pool Elizondo

This link to the Bullock Museum website will take you to a wonderful story about a family that vacationed in Rockport – Fulton every June in the 1950s and 1960s.  It is a great description of the community during its pre-Key Allegro days: Come June in Rockport – Sherrill Pool Elizondo

Dorothy Pool Photo

If you enjoyed the above story from Sherrill Pool Elizondo, you may want to read another one of her stories from the Bullock Museum web site where she talks about early days in Rockport and Hurricane Harvey: Won’t You Hurry Home.

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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

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The Aransas County Historical Society is a 501c3 Non-profit corporation.

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SPONSORED BY
THE ARANSAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRESERVING YOUR HISTORY SINCE 1985