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

Whatever Happened to Rocky Point

A video of the presentation titled “Whatever Happened to Rocky Point”, about the history of the rocky point for which Rockport was named and the Rockport waterfront is now available for viewing. Please click on this link: Whatever Happened to Rocky Point

This presentation was delivered by Jerry Brundrett and John Jackson on February 26, 2019 at the Aransas County Historical Society Annual Meeting, held at the Aransas County Women’s Club.

Memberships: Buy New or Renew with PayPal

We have added PayPal access to the web site so that you may now purchase new memberships or renewals online using a credit card or PayPal account.

Weekly Workshop for 2/6/19 Cancelled, Passing of Carol Sparks Keller.

The Historical Society weekly workshop will be cancelled for Wednesday 6 Feb 2019. We regret that we have lost a long standing member of the Society, Carol Sparks Keller. Funeral is being handled by Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. More details are available on her Memorial Page.

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.

Newsletter Updates – Coming Soon

We are currently in the process of updating the Aransas County History Society website. We will begin posting current newsletters again soon!

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.


The life of an intern at the historical society: Part I | Chestnut Hill Local Philadelphia PA

The life of an intern at the historical society: Part I | Chestnut Hill Local Philadelphia PA.