Weekly Workshop Meeting Now At Estelle Stair Gallery

The weekly ACHS workshop meeting held on Wednesdays at 2:00 is now being held at Estelle Stair Gallery. Entry is from the back of the building (front door will be locked). Extra parking is available on Main Street. Hope to see you there!

DQ Wednesday 11/7/18

Aransas County Historical Society will have a workshop at the Rockport Dairy Queen from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. We will be preparing the newsletter for mailing. All are welcome to come by and join in. Engage in interesting discussions and find out what is going on around the Historical Society.

ACHS Open Meeting at Dairy Queen

On Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2:00 PM Aransas County Historical Society will have an open meeting at Dairy Queen, Rockport. The first one in a year! Come by, check in, chat and find out what’s been happening around ACHS.

Harvey Recovery

The Aransas County Historical Society, like most of its members, was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Perhaps the most significant impact to the Society was the loss of the space that had been home to the ACHS Lab. The result of this is that we are not currently able to provide access for the public to our collections. We are currently seeking a new space that will allow reopening the Lab to the public. Please check this space periodically for updates.

2015 ACHS Photo Contest

2015 ACHS Photo Contest

Got old photos lying around?

Convert them to CASH by entering the


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 featured in a special exhibit.

No entry fee required Deadline is June 30.

2013 Contest 3rd Place Winner, Rockport's Famous Softball Team, the Merchanetts, c. 1950, submitted by Sally Windrup
2013 Contest 3rd Place Winner, Rockport’s Famous Softball Team, the Merchanetts, c. 1950, submitted by Sally Windrup

Entry forms may be picked up at the ACHS Lab at the Old Rockport School, Room 15,  Wednesdays, 2-4 pm, or request a copy by writing to ACHS, Box 702, Rockport, TX 78381

Questions? Call Janie White, 729-2133.


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

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 along with the stories behind them.
At the same time they can be submitted to the annual calendar contest.
Talk to us about archiving your old photos. Come by the LAB or email us from this site.