Aransas County will celebrate its 150th birthday Sept. 18, but the celebration begins Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the History Center for Aransas County.

The public is invited to a premiere event to kick-off the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Aransas County.

Elected officials will unveil the 150th Anniversary Memorial Monument, which will eventually be the centerpiece of Celebration Plaza – the area between the new Aransas County Courthouse and Rockport City Hall.

A new Historical Marker Guide, produced by The Rockport Pilot, will be available that day, as well. Owners of historical sites will be present to tell about their properties.

The Sesquicentennial celebration features a few events this spring, but the major Sesquicentennial Celebration is set for June 12-20, 2021. It will include a Founders’ Breakfast, County Fair, parade, vignettes at historic homes and cemeteries, and thematic exhibits at the History Center, Texas Maritime Museum, Fulton Mansion, and the Rockport Center for the Arts.

Additional details about coming events will be revealed at a later date.

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