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News of interest to the Aransas County Historical Society, it’s members, and it’s guests.

2015 ACHS Photo Contest

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Got old photos lying around? Convert them to CASH by entering the 2015 ACHS PHOTO CONTEST FOR THE 2016 HISTORICAL CALENDAR! We are seeking historic photos related to Aransas County history that are at least 25 years old. The three top entries will receive cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25, and will be published in the 2016 Calendar AND… Read more »

How to Protect and Preserve Your Genealogical Research after Your OWN Death | Michael Tormey’s “Legacy Blog”

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The Web Site: Michael Tormey’s “Legacy Blog”. This has come up in conversation a few times recently. This article may be of use to many of our members! This article pertains to your family bible, photographs, and memorabilia as much as your genealogical research. The ACHS scans old photos from Aransas County 25 years old or older and archives them… Read more »

Past and present combine in photography project

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Past and present combine in photography project    Jenna Goodwin from Ash Bank, Great Brittan, wants to create a number of ‘merged’ photographs of the six towns comprising Stoke on Trent and some of the city’s villages. She does this by stitching together a modern and historic photograph of an area to give a unique perspective on the past, present… Read more »

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

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Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized. A sizable number of history’s most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we can see how these scenes might have appeared in person.

Pam and sunken booty…

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LIVE FEED OF THE MONTERREY SHIPWRECK Our own Pam Stranahan has been asked to write curricula related to an 1800s shipwreck site in the Gulf (tentatively called the Monterrey, named for the area of the Gulf in which it is located).  The remote control robot is working with computerized precision 1330 meters below the surface on a 200 year old… Read more »