Welcome to the Aransas County Historical Society Website


The Aransas County Historical Society Mission Statement:

The identification, protection, recording, interpretation and acquisition of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, places, documents and objects; and to share the above with the public and promote an appreciation of history within the county.

The Mission has not changed since the Society was incorporated in 1985.

You can also visit us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/AransasCountyHistoricalSociety


2024 History Preservation Awards

On May 22, 2024 the History Preservation awards were presented at the History Center for Aransas County. The awards are presented by the several History groups in the county to individuals or groups who have been active in the preservation of historical sites or information in Aransas County. This year’s awardees were the Goose Island State Park, Jennifer and Rusty Day, Steve Russell and, posthumously, Bobby Jackson, accepted by his brother John.

2024 Historic Preservation Awards


2024 Historic Photo Contest

Entries for the contest have been received. Thanks to those who entered and provided the many fine historical photographs. The next step will be photo judging by select panel and, finally, an awards event along with the premier of the 2025 calendar containing select photos from this year’s entries. Stay tuned for more information.


Honoring Bobby Jackson


The Aransas County Historical Society recently released a special edition of the newsletter dedicated to Rockport’s award-winning history teacher, Bobby Jackson.

Bobby passed peacefully with members of his family present on January 26, 2024. A slide show was produced as a celebration of his life and it can be viewed here: Bobby Jackson Celebration of Life

Several of the people who have lived and worked with Bobby were called upon to write about him. You can read a special release of this newsletter here: November Newsletter Special Edition

Bobby Jackson
Bobby Jackson at school. Photo courtesy of Jeff Wilson

ACHS Annual Meeting 2024

ACHS had its annual meeting on February 22, 2024. The guest speaker was the always interesting and entertaining local artist Steve Russell and he spoke about the background and his personal inspiration for the recently unveiled sculpture Cultural Interface. The presentation was recorded and can be viewed here: Steve Russell Cultural Interface Presentation

2024 Calendar

The 2024 ACHS Calendars with Historical Photographs are now available. You can order yours online HERE.

Price is $15.00 (includes state tax) plus $3.00 shipping.

2024 Calendar Cover
Calendars may also be purchased by sending $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping to:

The Aransas County Historical Society
P.O. Box 702
Rockport, TX 78381


New Membership Levels

We have added three new membership levels. Click on the Join ACHS link to see what they are!


Five new digital versions of the ACHS newsletter available now. Click here to visit our Newsletter Archives.


The Aransas County Historical Society now has some of the oral history interview recordings available online. These are in their original unedited form so, in some cases, the quality is marginal but the content is priceless. You may listen to the recordings by clicking on the file names located on this page:

Aransas County History – Recorded Interviews


The Aransas County Historical Society is a 501c3 Non-profit corporation.