“Weathering the Storms - 1919 and 2017: Historic Places of Refuge” will open Thursday, August 25, at 7 PM, on the five-year anniversary of landfall for Hurricane Harvey. Historic documents relate the stories of the 1919 storm that ended the resort era for Rockport. Many of the places featured have Historical Markers that relate the full story of the people who lived through the storm. A dramatic portrayal of 1919 events based on diary entries will play on the flat screen. Interviews with current owners and photographs show how their historic venues fared during Hurricane Harvey. Places that are profiled include the Baylor-Norvell home, the Fulton-Bruhl home, home of Richard Wood, Sorenson-Stair mercantile, Baldwin-Brundrett home, Harper house, L.M. Bracht house, and the Bruhl-Paul-Johnson house. This exhibit is made possible in part by a grant from the Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Sunday Programs at the History Center will include:

Sept. 11, 2:00 PM at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

“Finding Historic Sites in Aransas County: Post-Harvey Survey,” by THC staff and consultants: Justin Kockritz and Sara McLaughlin, Co-sponsored by Friends of the History Center, AC Historical Society, AC Historical Commission and the Fulton Mansion

Sept. 25, 2:00 PM at the History Center

“The Stories from the 1919 Storm” – Penny Pillack, historian from Port Aransas. Pillack will describe when & where the storm began and lack of weather forecasting and how regional population was affected.

Plant Exchange:
Will begin April 9, 2022 from 10a-12-p. Reoccurring the 2nd Saturday monthly.

2022 Exhibits 


Weathering the Storms; 1919-2017


Holiday Traditions

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