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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.

 

2020 Calendar Photo Contest

The Aransas County Historical Society is accepting historical photographs for the 2020 photo contest. The winners will be featured in our 2021 calendar. Photos must be at least 25 years old and have been taken in Aransas County. The three top entries will receive cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25. Winning photographs will also be featured in a special exhibit. No entry fee is required. Last date for entry submission is Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

Three ways to enter:

  1. You can bring your entry (or entries) to the Dairy Queen on any Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 PM and we will scan it.
  2. You can scan your entry at 300 PPI and email it with entry form (one for each picture) to inquire@achs1985.org . Make sure you sign and scan entry form(s) for your entries (one for each photo) and include them in your email.
  3. Mail original photograph with entry form(s) to ACHS Box 702, Rockport, TX 78381.

Link to Entry Form and Rules:

2020 Calendar Contest Rules
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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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2020 Annual Meeting of the Aransas County Historical Society

The Annual Meeting of the Aransas County Historical Society was held on February 27, 2020 at the Salt Water Pavilion in Rockport. This year’s presentation was on the histories of Rockport’s five earliest churches delivered by a representative from each church. If you were unable to attend, or just want to see the presentations again, you can view the video from our presentations page or click on this link: Rockport’s Five Earliest Churches 

 

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