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History Center for Aransas County

The 2015 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes took place on
December 5th and 6th.

The weather was fantastic, and there was a great turnout from the public.

Use the links below to view photo highlights and visitor map from the 2015 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Homes

- Docents and highlights from the Style Show
- Docents and highlights from the Baylor-Norvell House
- Docents and highlights from the Smith-Niven House
- Docents and highlights from Anthony's By the Sea Bed & Breakfast

- Docents and highlights from the History Center For Aransas County
- Docents and highlights from the Fulton Schoolhouse Museum
- Docents and highlights from the York Compound
- Docents and highlights from the Miller/Shelton/Ernster "Dayspring" House

- Highlights from the Docent Appreciation Party (15-Dec-2015)

- View a map showing where all the guests and visitors to the 2015 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic homes came from


Thanks to Vickie Merchant, Maureen Winkelman, Phil Stranahan and Scott Wagert for providing these photos.

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 The 2015 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes has concluded and was a great success!!!  We hope you enjoy the pictures of the hard-working docent volunteers and houses/venues provided here.


Tour fabulous historic homes in Fulton and Rockport, and be entertained by docents in period attire as they explain the histories of the homes!!!


 

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Historic Homes on Tour with docents in vintage dress

The holly and mistletoe will festoon the venues for the 2015 Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes - Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, 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.

Venues on the Tour include (click here for a map):

  • Baylor-Norvell House (1868), Melissa and Wayne White (Owners), 617 Water St., Rockport
  • Niven-Smith House (1869, 1960), B. Niven & T. Smith (Owners), 1108 Water St., Rockport
  • Anthony’s By the Sea Bed & Breakfast (1949), Beth Burgess & Sharon Smith (Owners), 736 S. Pearl St., Rockport
  • History Center for Aransas County (1890s), Friends of the History Center (Custodians), 801 E. Cedar, Rockport
  • Fulton Schoolhouse Museum (1886) Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Custodians), 205 Seventh Street, Fulton
  • York Compound (1946), Melba & Tom York, 306 Myrtle St. (Owners), Fulton
  • Miller/Shelton-Ernster “Dayspring” (1948-50), S. Ernster (Owner), 601 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton
Members of the Tour Committee include Kam Wagert, chair; Jennifer Beard, Anne Mourtaja, Jackie Shaw, Pam Stranahan, Phoebe Wilson, and Maureen Winkelman


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