The History Center for Aransas County (HCAC) is the recipient of a Humanities Texas Relief Grant.

The grant from Humanities Texas will fund development of more online resources to provide historical topics virtually. A new offering is a series “Did You Know?” – short videos about local historical markers that are posted on Fridays. They may be found at www.hcfriends.net, explore, videos.

The HCAC is delighted to offer more historical topics online. While it is open for visitors, many people prefer the online approach in order to remain safely at home.

The HCAC preserves and displays Aransas County history at 801 E. Cedar St. The current exhibit is “Sails, Trails, Rails and Wings.” Sunday programs at 2 p.m. may be viewed via zoom and online www.hcfriends.net, events.

Humanities Texas awarded more than $1.1 million to 198 Texas nonprofits that suffered losses as a result of COVID-19. Recipients include museums, libraries, preservation organizations and heritage and cultural centers, among others. These organizations offer historical and cultural programs that have significant impact within their communities.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to provide critical support to so many organizations across the state,” said Humanities Texas Executive Director Eric Lupfer. “Looking ahead, we will continue to seek ways to assist Texas cultural and educational institutions in surviving this crisis.”

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