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Gold Beneath the Trees & Calendar Premier

Gold Beneath the Trees PosterThe Aransas County Historical Society presents Gold Beneath the Trees, a first person account of one family’s journey to Texas with the Power Colony of Aransas County. Scheduled for November 14, 2019 at the Fulton Mansion History and Education Center.

This year the Calendar Premier will be held just before the Gold Beneath the Trees program at the same location. Come at 5:30 for the Calendar Premier and stay for Gold Beneath the Trees at 6:30.


New Video Release

A new video is now available from the Guy Clark Tribute concert on August 1, 2019 featuring Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp. We will only make one music video available at a time, so please click on this link or the image to enjoy Verlon and Shawn performing Boats to Build. A song inspired by the Rockport-Fulton area where Guy spent his formative years. You may also copy and paste the following into your browser if the link above doesn’t work for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HWJ7YJjC3w



1919 Hurricane 100th Anniversary

The 1919 Hurricane event at the Texas Maritime Museum was a great success. We have a video of the event available on our YouTube Channel for anyone who may have missed it or would like to see it again. The video is located here: 1919 Hurricane 100th Anniversary Video


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


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.