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Welcome to the Aransas County Historical Society Website

 

The Aransas County Historical Society Mission Statement:

The identification, protection, record

ing, 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.

 

“I Remember Guy Clark” Essay Contest

In celebration of the Rockport-Fulton connection to singer-songwriter Guy Clark the City of Rockport, Town of Fulton and Aransas County declared August 1 “Guy Clark Day”. In celebration of this year’s Guy Clark Day the Aransas County Historical Society is having an essay contest. Anyone of any age may enter. Entries must be limited to not more than 150 words and should focus on why you remember Guy Clark. There will be prizes for the top three winners with the first place prize including a copy of the book Without Getting Killed or Caught by Tamara Saviano, a 24″ X 36″ poster advertising the film based on Guy Clark’s life and a one year membership in ACHS.

Entries must be submitted by July 18, 2020. Submissions may be either by email to inquire@achs1985.org or mailed to ACHS, Box 702, Rockport, TX 78381.

The top three essays will be published in the ACHS newsletter.

 

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2020 Calendar Photo Contest

We would like to thank everyone who submitted photos for the 2020 Photo Contest. The deadline for entries has now passed. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges and winners will be announced at the 2021 Calendar Premier event, exact time and location to be announced. 

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A special message from ACHS President, Cheryl Livingston:

In the spirit of social distancing, a quick message from ACHS.

This pandemic is a challenge for all of us. As you know we have rescheduled the joint program with the Rockport Center for the Arts: Art in the Governor’s Mansion. Date TBA.

Stay tuned for exciting summer and fall programs:

The History of Fulton and Rockport’s Earliest Schools.

Time on your hands? Dig out your photo albums and shoe boxes. Find photos at least 25 years old to enter in the photo contest for the 2021 historic calendar. 

Give us a call at 303-859-7819 if you want to chat or need anything. But, most of all, stay well!

This may be a great time to visit our presentations page to catch up on any of the recorded events you may have missed or would like to enjoy again. 

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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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2020 Calendar

The Aransas County Historical Society 2020 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 2020 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

The Aransas County Historical Society would like to thank our calendar sponsors for this year: Albin Exterminating, John & Debbie Jackson, Rockport Cultural Arts District, Friends of the Fulton Mansion, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Texas Maritime Museum, JCW Photo Restoration, GSM Insurors, Rockport Center for the Arts, Friends of the Aransas County History Center, The Aransas County Historical Commission and Sandy Swanson & Jackie Shaw.

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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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Sample Photographs from Earlier Calendars

 

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

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THE ARANSAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRESERVING YOUR HISTORY SINCE 1985