The public is invited to join the party at the History Center for Aransas County (HCAC) to unveil signage for its garden exhibit and view the coastal holiday display inside. The fun begins Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. with coffee and donuts, and brief comments about the historic foundations on display in the garden. Events will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

The HCAC’s coastal holiday exhibit is called “Holiday Fare … Brought to You by Land, Sea, and Air”. The holiday celebration will include thematic trees echoing our current exhibit, “Sails, Trails, Rails and Wings.” The HCAC did not forget Santa. A special room will be dedicated to a collection of Old World Santas.

The signage in the garden will relate stories about historic foundations from around the county – Bunker house shellcrete wall from Lamar, ledge from Rocky Point, shellcrete from a Brundrett home on Allen, and geodetic marker from the corner of Concho and Church Streets. The McLallens, the Floyds, the Navigation District, Patty Dunn, and Janet Taylor donated items in the exhibit. Funding for the project came from the Castaways Thrift Shop.

The History Center at 801 E. Cedar St. is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

One can learn more about Aransas County history by visiting or calling (361) 727-9214.

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