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 2024 Historic Preservation Awards

Thursday May 23, 2024 

6:00 PM in the Gardens of the History Center

The month of May is Historic Preservation month. It presents an opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to our heritage by actively perserving Aransas County History. Historic sites and projects connect us to the past and provide us with a sense of continuity. 

Friends of the History Center, AC Historical Society, & AC Historical Commision seek worthy examples of Historic Preservation in Aransas County to make 2-3 "Honor Awards for Historic Preservation".

Deadline: Nominations to be submitted by

Friday April 19, 2:00pm

Nominations may be made using the below linked form

Nomination Form 2024


April 9, 2024 5-8pm

Maritime Museum 

We are honored to congratulate our very own VP Pam Wheat Stranahan on the recieving of The Ruth Lester Lifetime Award! Her dedication and tireless work in Historical Preservation/Education in Aransas County and Texas will live forever.


We invite you to come bestow your congratulations to her at a reception on April 9th at the Maritime Museum 5-8pm.

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 Historical Cruise 

April 12, 2024 

Set sail 9:00am


Join us as we take you back in time to the abundant history in the settlement of Copano Bay. This is an adventure of learning and sightseeing you will not want to miss!

This will be a 3 hour trip aboard the flagship Skimmer captained by Tommy Moore & our Historical Guide. Tour time 9am - 12pm. There will be light refreshments and water provided. Please keep in mind this is an outdoor event and nature governs the trip. If forced April 19th is the alternate date.

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**Programs will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM.

Featured topics and speakers will be: 

1) Jan. 20 (Sat. 10 AM) Stories About  Drug Stores – 

Dave Roaten and Mike Johnson

2) Feb. 4 (Sun., 2:00 PM) Medicinal Herbs (Leslie Albrecht)

3) Feb. 18 (Sun. 2:00 PM) Health Concerns During the Texas Republic (Joe Fox)

4) March 3 (Sun. 2:00 PM) What Can We Learn in a Cemetery? 

(Rockport cemetery guides at Rockport  cemetery)

Keep Aransas County Beautiful 

Meets at the center the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10a-12p... bring a plant take a plant.



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