Welcome to the website for the
History Center for Aransas County
Opening 25-June-2016 through 3-September 2016
The "The Art Colony: 1948-1984" exhibit explains the evolution of the art colony in the Rockport area from 1948, upon the arrival of Simon Michael, to 1984, when the dream of a permanent home for the art was realized. Artwork and biographies of artists in Rockport during that time period will be featured.
The exhibit at the History Center in September, "Stewards of Nature", will celebrate our local heroes who have conserved our unique ecosystems. Birder Connie Hagar will lead the line-up along with organizations and individuals nominated by community members. Posters and memorabilia will tell their stories.
Please nominate a “steward” to receive an award in September. Click here to view the nomination form (which can be completed / downloaded / printed in your web browser). Deadline for submissions is August 1.
- mail the completed form to Friends of the History Center, P. O. Box 106, Fulton, Texas 78358 or;
- drop it by the History Center, located at 801 E. Cedar Street in Rockport, Texas or;
Regular open hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
|Save the dates for the "2016 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes"|
Tour fabulous historic homes in Fulton and Rockport, and be entertained by docents in period attire as they explain the histories of the homes!!!
Historic Homes on Tour with docents in vintage dress
The holly and mistletoe will festoon the venues for the 2016 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes - Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 1:00 - 5:00 PM each day. Seven venues will be decorated for the holidays. Each year different homes are featured on the tour to provide new experiences for the guests.
Docents in vintage dress appropriate to the house will greet visitors and provide a commentary. Historical facts about the homes and their owners will connect the visitors to the real history of these local treasures.
If you are interested in being a docent, please call the History Center at (361) 727-9214 and leave your name and contact info. Our docents dress in period attire to complement the era of the house! We have over 200 vintage hats and outfits in our wardrobe for folks to borrow.
The History Center for Aransas County showcases local heritage. Outdoor and indoor exhibits tell the stories of the real people of Aransas County. The Center provides space for displays, workshops, meetings and gatherings.
The turn-of-the-century Bruhl-Paul-Johnson house was moved from 910 E. Concho to property at 801 E. Cedar which was donated to the county by Dr. Gary and Rita Gilbert.
Funding in part is by Aransas Pathways, a county venue project, grants from corporations and individuals.
Friends of the History Center is very grateful to the Texas Historical Foundation for their generous support of the History Center of Aransas County. Please visit their website at www.texashistoricalfoundation.org.
"30 Years Through the News/Lens"
Help support the History Center!
“Aransas County in Postcards ” by Kam Wagert and Pam Wheat Stranahan has arrived. Containing 128 pages of scanned vintage postcards of Aransas County including descriptive narratives. This book is sure to be a sell-out, so get your copy now. Click here for more information about this exciting new book offering.
For additional information, contact a member of the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County at 361-727-9214