Projects & Accomplishments

Our programs and projects include:


  • Support of the restoration of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site and the preservation and renovation of the Bruhl-Paul-Johns house as the History Center for Aransas County through financial contributions to the Friends of the Fulton Mansion and the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County.
  • Publication of calendars of historic photos that are published and sold to the public.  (Ongoing since 2007)
  • Establishment of a historical laboratory and reading room in the historic Rockport School at 619 North Live Oak, Room 15.  The Lab (as it is popularly called) is open every Wednesday (except holidays) from 2 to 4 PM.  An appointment for access to the research materials at other times may be made by calling 361/729-2133.
  • Spring and Fall Lecture Series (2 each season) are presented each year and are free and open to the public (see the Events page).
  • In 2010, 30 historic photographs were placed in the Aransas County Courthouse.  The placement of historic photographs for the public to enjoy is an ongoing project and we will be placing more in 2013.  Watch for an update on where these photos will be placed.
  • From 2007 to 2010 we worked in partnership with the Friends of the Fulton Mansion of the Tour of Historic Homes in Aransas County.
  • In 2009 we worked in partnership with the Aransas County Historical Commission to involve the Rockport/Fulton Area in the Texas Historical Commission’s Visionaries in Preservation Program.  A master plan for historic preservation was written and task forces were formed to accomplish these goals.
  • 1997 publication of Aransas: The Life of a Texas Coastal County by William Allen and Sue Hastings Taylor.
  • 1986 Relocation and preservation of the historic Stella Maris Chapel in Lamar.  A project in cooperation with the Aransas County Historical Commission.

Note: Our “Projects & Accomplishments” page, like the rest of the ACHS website is in it’s early stages of development.  It’s my intention to flesh out this page with photographs, quotes from people involved and important project dates.  If you are interested please feel free to add comments and upload info and photo’s.
Ray McLester

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