On August 25, the History Center for Aransas County in Rockport will open Weathering the Storms—1919 and 2017: Historic Places of Refuge, an exhibition featuring images and historic documents that relate the story of the 1919 hurricane that ended Rockport's resort era. Scheduled to open on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, the exhibition will also include interviews and photographs exploring how Rockport's historic buildings fared during Harvey.
Additional related exhibitions will be on display at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. A number of free public lectures and tours will also be offered throughout the month of September.
Weathering the Storms—1919 and 2017: Historic Places of Refuge will be on display through the end of December at the History Center for Aransas County. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the History Center website.
This program was made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.