Welcome to the website for the
History Center for Aransas County
Quilters' Memories: Then and Now
Exhibit Opening Event: 21-January-2017
The winners of the "History Mystery Tour Raffle" announced
1st Place - Lee Copeland (who chose the Rockport-Fulton Venues package).
The 2016 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes took place on
The predicted inclement weather held off, and there was a great turnout from the public.
Use the links below to view photo highlights from the 2016 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Homes
- Docents and highlights from the L.M. Bracht / Angel Rose Home
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.
Holidays & History
Exhibit showing Saturday, November 19, 2016
through Saturday, January 14, 2017
View our Christmas Wonderland in the parlor. This year's vintage ornaments, reminiscent of your childhood, adorn the Christmas Tree. Piecemakers by the Bay Quilt Guild collaborated with the Firends of the History Center to create Homespun trimmings. Revisit the Highlights of the following 2016 displays in the gallery and vote for your favorite exhibit of the year!
- "Civil War: Homefront and Battlefield" -
- "A Surveyor's Maps of Aransas County" -
- "1845: Texas Annexation to the U.S." -
- "The Art Colony: 1948-1984" -
- "Stewards of Nature" -
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