Events

Queen Isabella Market Day [rescheduled: 5/9]

Queen Isabella Market Day [Rescheduled May 8]

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, May 9th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special admission price to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum, $1.00 each site, all day, Saturday, May 9.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors selling 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!

See vendor-application-pkg.

BACKGROUND:

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.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

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 Queen Isabella Market Day each April on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com

Spring Mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum 3/12 5:30 p.m. You are Invited!

It's a SPRING MIXER  and you are invited! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Shop Discounts! For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel (956-943-7602) or the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce (956-943-2262).  LOCATION: Treasures of the Gulf Museum. 308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel, Texas.

It’s a SPRING MIXER and you are invited! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Shop Discounts!

For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel (956-943-7602) or the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce (956-943-2262).

LOCATION: Treasures of the Gulf Museum. 308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel, Texas.

23rd Annual Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser

2020 Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser. Click for tickets.
The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 23rd Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST! Get your tickets
online!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Dishes prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price.

This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs. Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel or online: https://2020-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com

THANKS TO ALL OUR DONORS!

Silent Auction

“Tesori” - Sterling Silver Dragonfly Ring, Murano Elephant Earrings & Sterling Silver Butterfly Necklace

“Mel & Donna” – Homemade Wood Platter

“Carol Plumb” – 10 x 20 Oil Painting, Beach Scene, Blue Sky

“The Light House Lighting Center” – 52′ Ceiling Fan, Brushed Nickel. 3-Blade

“Mary Gorball” – Slow Cooker, Bathroom Set & Set of 7 Boiks by Mary Gorball

“Unique Jewelry Arts & Crafts” – Office Décor

“Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts” - Orchid Silk Ceramic Lavender Arrangement

“T. Leeman Co.” - Framed Print Lighthouse as it was, Original Painting

“Sea & Sun Hair Fashion” - Shampoo & Hair Cut Gift Certificate

“Beth’s Beauty Salon” - Shampoo Treatment, Blow-Dry & Style Gift Certificate

“Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon” - Haircut Gift Certificate

“Honeycomb Salon & Spa” – Women’s Haircut w/Tania Cruz

“Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar” - $50 Gift Certificate

“Osprey Fishing Charter & Black Dragon Cruise” - Bay Fishing “Buccaneer” Certificate for 2 Adults, “Pirate Adventure Cruise” Certificate for 2 Adults & Dolphin Watch “Sea-Life Safari” Certificate for 2 Adults

“Biocapelli by Peninsula Island Resort & Spa” - Star of the Sea Spa Package Gift Certificate

“Anita Ramirez” - Haircut w/Anita Gift Certificate

“American Diving & the Original Dolphin Watch” - 2 Adults Dolphin Watch Show Special Gift Certificate

“Veronica’s Beauty & Barber Salon” - (2) – $30 Gift Certificate

“Tropical Smoothie Café” - $25 Gift Card

“Anna’s Hair Salon” - $30 Gift Certificate

“Pearl South Padre” - Two (2) Night Stay in a Deluxe Room

“Russo’s New York Pizzeria” - $25 Gift Card

“Real Time Fitness & Juice Bar” - Four (4) 1 Month Free Membership Gift Certificates

“Anonymous” – Teal Bead w/Gold Charms Bracelet

“Anonymous” – White Shell Earrings & Necklace Set

“Anglers Marine Center” - Okuma Steelez Premium Fishing Pole w/Bucket

“PI Nails” – $50 Gift Certificate for Manicure & Pedicure

“Dirty Al’s Family of Restaurants” – $50 Gift Certificate

“Thomas’ Gift Shop” - Ceramic Dolphin

“Mexiquito Restaurant” - $20 Gift Certificate

“Tropical Home Furnishing” - Glass Fish Wind Décor

“Pulsed Wellness Center” - Gold Package Gift Voucher which includes Hydrotable for entire body circulation …  Led-Facial, Pulsed Pad Blanket & Lymphatic System Drainage

“Anonymous” - Lantern Décor

“Anonymous”  – Green Cast Iron Door Knocker

“Anonymous” - Glass Lamp

“Anonymous” - Cast Iron Bird Arch

“Duane Rasmussen” - Ceramic Frog Water Planter

“Beach Park @ Isla Blanca” - Shrimp Haus Restaurant $25 Gift Certificate & 2-All Day Admission Pass

“Island Cinema” - 10- $5 Gift Certificates

“Coral Reef Lounge” - Coral Reef Cap & T-Shirt

“Welcome Aboard” - Port Isabel, Texas T-Shirt & SPI Beach Bag

“O’Reiley Auto Parts” - Power Torque – 40 Total Pieces Tools

“La Frida Nail Salon” - $25 Gift Certificate

“The Inn @ South Padre Inn Hotel” - Two (2) Night Stay in a Standard Room (4 guests) Gift Certificate

 

Sponsors

Texas International Fishing Tournament


Restaurants

Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Tropical Smoothie Café

Pirate’s Landing Restaurant

Whitesands Restaurant

The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE

Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage which is on the grounds of the Lighthouse, is open to the public and houses the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Isabel Visitors Center. There is no admission charge to the Keepers Cottage. Lighthouse tickets can be purchased at the Keepers Cottage or at the Lighthouse. A combination ticket is available. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. or 1/2 hour before closing.

PORT ISABEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War. The facade features the famous ‘fish mural’ painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. The fish mural was restored in the fall of 2017. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

TREASURES OF THE GULF MUSEUM

Treasures of the Gulf Museum spotlights three 1554 Spanish shipwrecks. Meeting their fate just 30 miles north of Port Isabel, they are brought to life with murals, artifacts and hands-on activities. Also featured is a Children’s Discovery Lab, Ship Theatre and Nautical Gift Shop. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

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.

LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMS:
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday & Saturday.
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

MUSEUMS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday December 14th
10am-4pm
Free Admission
25% Off ALL Merchandise & 50% Off Selected Merchandise in the Gift Shop.

LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMS:
Christmas Day – CLOSED
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - CLOSED

Museums of PI & PI Lighthouse
New Year’s Day - CLOSED
VISITORS CENTER in the KEEPERS COTTAGE
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

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