Museums & Keepers Cottage Announces Holiday Schedule

Port Isabel Historic LighthouseThe Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Port Isabel Lighthouse and the Visitors Center in the Keeper’s Cottage announce their holiday schedule.

Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday & Saturday.
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Saturday December 14th
Free Admission
25% Off ALL Merchandise & 50% Off Selected Merchandise in the Gift Shop.

Christmas Day – CLOSED
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - CLOSED

Museums of PI & PI Lighthouse
New Year’s Day - CLOSED
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day - CLOSED

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call the Visitors Center at 956-943-2262.



Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration @ the Museums! 10/31 6 – 9 p.m.

Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration at the Port Isabel Museums! Thursday, October 31st. Open house ~ Original Play by Gloria Bates & Cast ~ Reception with food & drink ~ Exhibits & More!

Museum of Port Isabel • 309 E. Railroad Ave. • Port Isabel • 956/943-7602
Exhibit / Altar Exhibit application: dod-altar-registration

Pachanga in the Park 9/28 6p-12a

Pachanga in the Park

The 9th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK will be held in the Laguna Madre Park just off Port Road. September 28th, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Want to be a Vendor? Click here vendor-application and more info.


Booth 1 - “Museums of Port Isabel” … Nachos, Popcorn, Assortment of Sweet & Sour Candy, Assortment of Chocolate Candy, Pickles, Assortment of Peanuts/Cornuts, Cotton Candy, Frito Pies & Hot Cheetos & Cheese

Booth 2 - “Port Isabel Police Department” … Assortment of Candy Apples, Hotdogs & Corn in a Cup

Booth 3 - “Rodriguez Raspas” … Raspas, Funnel Cake & Spiral Potatoes

Booth 4 - “PI Volunteer Fire Department” … Fajita & Chicken Tacos

Booth 6 - “El Buen Pescador” … Churros, Tostadas w/Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese & Fried Bananas

Booth 7 & 8 - “Veronica & Jorge Pineda” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 9 - “Tita’s Food Mobile” … Chicken Sopes, Chicken Empanadas & Chili Cheese Fries

Booth 10 & 11 - “Tacos Nava” … Tacos de Tropo & Bisket, Totas de Tropo & Bisket & Gingas de Tropo & Bisket

Booth 12 - “PIHS Band Booster Club” … Brisket Sandwiches w/potato chips

Booth 13 - “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 14 - “Antojitos Martha’s” … Tacos de Trompo, Garnachas de Chicken & Tamales de Verucruzanos

Booth 15 - Gloria Ramos” … Strawberries w/Crema & Chocolate, Candy Apples w/Gummies & Mangonadas

Booth 16 - “Moore’s Concession” … Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes & BBQ Brisket w/Cheesy Fries

Booth 17 - “Moore’s Concession” … Basketball Game

Booth 18 - “Moore’s Concession” … Balloon Game

Booth 19 - “Junior Catholic Daughters of America” … Raspas, Sweet Desserts & Baked Goods & Fruit Cups

Booth 21 - “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Chicharron Preparado W/Ham or Pork Skins, Marranudus & Tostadas de Sibernias

Booth 22 - “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Corn on a Stick/Cup, Russa & Crepas

Booth 23 - “Tu Salud Si Cuenta” … Information Booth

Booth 27 - “Capable Kids Foundation Lower Valley” … Information Booth & Cotton Candy

Booth 29 - “Texas Kettle Corn” … Kettle Popcorn

Booth 30 - “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 31 - “Designs by Grace” … Chalk Paste Frames & Home Décor , Handmade Car Scents & Earrings

Booth 35 - “Department of Elections & Voters Registration” … Election Information, Census & Verbal Information

Booth 40 - “Port Isabel Friends of the Library” … Information Booth & Raffle

Lighthouse Market Day 2019! 10/12

Lighthouse Market Day
2019 vendor packet: vendor-application

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail & Bagdad Exhibit Reception

Museums' Telling Our Stories & Reception: Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail

You are invited! Presentation of Bagdad artifacts & Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Presentations! Lots of food and drink and tours and presentations and more at the Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum!

• CHRISTOPHER L. MILLER is professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and associate director of the CHAPS Program. He is the author of Prophetic Worlds: Indians and Whites on the Columbia Plateau. He resides in Edinburg, Texas.
• RUSSELL K. SKOWRONEK, professor of history and anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is the founding director of the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) program. He is the author of X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy and HMS Fowey Lost . . . and Found! He resides in McAllen, Texas.
• ROSEANN BACHA-GARZA serves as program manager for the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She (with Miller and Skowronek) is the coauthor of Blue and Gray on the Border: The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail and coeditor of The Native American Peoples of South Texas. She resides in McAllen, Texas.

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Sponsored By: Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on this event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 / (956) 943-0755 or visit or you may also send an email to

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