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Rockport: A Childhood by the Sea

"Rockport: A Childhood by the Sea"

“Rockport: A Childhood by the Sea”

– Dr John D. Freeman

“Of the many areas on the Texas coast that my father was familiar with, he chose

Rockport because of its uniquely beautiful geographic qualities. Our family thrived in that place where my Mother worked diligently to provide a wonderful home beside the sea. The neighbors, friends, and classmates made for a place where a happy childhood could be lived in peace and safety. That experience has been a comfort throughout all my life.”
-John Freeman

Now available for purchase!

  • $15.00 available at the ACHS Lab.
  • $16.17 by mail. (Send checks payable to ACHS, P.O. Box 702, Rockport, TX 78381)

“Queens in the Kitchen

"Queens in the Kitchen"

“Queens in the Kitchen”

ACHS introduces its second major publication with the eagerly-awaited reprint of the “Queens in the Kitchen” cookbook.
Compiled in 1927 by the Rockport PTA, this faithful reproduction features recipes from and photos of some of the 1927 Aransas County residents, as well as an added bonus of favorite recipes of several current ACHS board members.

View the recipes and local advertisements as they were in 1927.

Now available for purchase!

  • $15.00 available at the ACHS Lab.
  • $16.17 by mail. (Send checks payable to ACHS, P.O. Box 702, Rockport, TX 78381)


“Taking The Tide

"Taking The Tide"

“Taking The Tide”

– John P. Jackson

The Aransas County Historical Society is proud to partner with John P. Jackson in the publishing of his new book “Taking The Tide”. This new memoir documents the Jackson family’s seven generation association with Aransas County and the Texas coastal area. Its discussion of the family’s role in the shrimping and fishing industry is well worth the price!

Now available for purchase!

  • $44.95 + tax for soft cover (includes shipping and handling)
  • $54.95 + tax for hard cover (includes shipping and handling)
    ** Hard cover edition sold out! Check back later for future availability **

Book proceeds benefit the Aransas County Historical Society.


The Aransas County Historical Society Historic Photos Calendar

2008 – 2011 calendars for sale at only $3.00 each in the lab!! Hurry, only a few left!!!!

2012 calendars are SOLD OUT!

Click on an image below to view the images from that year’s calendar.

2012 Historic Calendar

2011 Historic Calendar

2010 Historic Calendar

Photographs are provided for your viewing pleasure. Photographs in this collection may not be reproduced without prior written consent of the Aransas County Historical Society or the owners of the individual collections.