March 24: Telling Our Stories ~ “The Shrimping Industry”

Museums of Port Isabel Oral History“The Shrimping Industry”, a presentation by Mrs. Charlette Boudreaux will be presented at March’s Telling Our Stories.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, March 24th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. at 7pm.

Sponsored by Scott Friedman & Pirates Landing Restaurant.

No admission charge. Open to the public. Refreshments. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

Queen Isabella Market Day 4/9 at the LIGHTHOUSE!

Queen Isabella Market Day at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! Saturday, April, 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission. Open to the Public. Lighthouse & Museums admission: $1.00 ea. per person.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors offering collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!


Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.


In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.


Jeannie Flores, Museum Director

Telling Our Stories! February 25 ~ “Shrimp & the Shrimping Industry” by Inocente Zurita

Museums of Port Isabel Oral HistoryMuseums Telling Our Stories. Thursday at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, February 25, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

TOPIC: Shrimp & the History of the Shrimping Industry by Inocente Zurita.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit or you may also send an email to

Port Isabel, 1950s Shrimping Capitol of the World!

Port Isabel Lighthouse featured on The Texas Bucket List

Season 6 Episode airs this weekend Saturday (2/6) 6:30 p.m. & Sunday (2/7) 6:30 a.m. on KRGV. This episode features the Port Isabel Lighthouse! See preview below…

Taste of the Laguna Madre Fundraiser! 2/12 7-10p

Taste of the Laguna Madre Museums Fundraiser. Live music with Pelican West. Dancing, Silent Auction, Food & Fun! 1/12/16 7-10p

19th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre! This is THE Museums of Port Isabel FUNDRAISER! Scheduled for Friday, February 12th, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, the fundraiser proudly presents live music with PELICAN WEST! Tickets are on sale now at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Port Isabel Public Library and online at

For more information call Jeannie Flores or the Museum Staff at 956/943-7602.

Thanks to our SPONSORS & DONORS!

Silent Auction Donors

Ben’s Liquor ~ Welcome Aboard ~ The Leeman Company ~ Carol Plumb ~ Sea & Sun Hair Fashion ~ Rusty Pelican Nautical Gifts & Home Decor ~ Art Sea ~ Tesori ~ Island Cinema North ~ Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon ~ Dee-Dee Boutique ~ Pearl South Padre ~ Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar ~ Schlitterbahn Beach WaterPark ~ Holiday Inn Express ~ The Light House Lighting Center ~ Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker ~ The Inn @ South Padre ~ Salon Samuels ~ DeJa Vu Consignment Apparel ~ Anna’s Hair & Nail Salon ~ South Padre Island Adventures Park ~ Veronica’s Beauty Salon ~ SouthWind Inn ~ SPI Dolphin Docks Inc. ~ Coastal Winds ~ Laguna Madre Art League ~ Causey’s Liquors & Circle Drive In ~ Anglers’ Marine Center ~ Captain Murphy Charter Service ~ Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts ~ Bettie Lane Bragg (wine selection) ~ Gloria Bates ~ Rio Bravo Gallery ~ O’Reilly’s

Restaurant Donors

Palm Street Pier ~ Mexiquito Restaurant ~ Mary Gorball ~ El Buen Pescador ~ Rincon Veracruzano ~ El Papa’s Restaurant ~ Reyes Seafood Oysters ~ Subway Sandwiches & Salads ~ WhiteSands Restaurant ~ PadreRita Grill ~ Manuel’s Restaurant ~ Doubledays Sports Bar



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