Programs

Museums Telling Our Stories – SEA LIFE CENTER 7/29 6pm

“The Sea Life Center” with George and Scarlet Colley

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, July 29, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Mr. George and Mrs. Scarlet Colley, will discuss growing up in Port Isabel and The Sea Life Center, which is a nonprofit organization. The Sea Life Center in Port Isabel first opened in 2005. With over 100,000 visitors annually, ranging from local residents to vacationers from all over the world, George and Scarlet Colley have been able to spread their message of wildlife ecosystems and conservation efforts to both the young and the elderly.

With years of dedicated studies and research, George and Scarlet Colley have taken great steps towards protecting the wild dolphin’s native to the Laguna Madre, which is not just a safe haven for these sea mammals but also one of the most popular sites for tourists to view these wild dolphins up close. The Colley’s have been giving boat tours for years, as well as rescuing stranded dolphins around the area.

Come and join the Colley’s as they continue to spread their message of an eco friendly world at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. All local residents and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history.

For more information contact Gabriel Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

Museums Telling Our Stories – OLD INDIO 6/24 @ 6pm

“Old Indio Last of the Karankawa”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave.

Steve Hathcock, local historian and locksmith, will present “Old Indio Last of the Karankawa”, the history of the last remaining Karankawa Indians of Padre Island. Mr. Hathcock, a founding member of the Historical Foundation, Chairman of the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Board, also serves as a board member with the Cameron County Historical Commission. He has written about South Texas history for the past 25 years, and along with his work, has completed and published four books. Mr. Hathcock latest book release titled “Old Indio Last of the Karankawa” documents the Native Americans of Padre Island and contains several short stories. After the presentation, Mr. Hathcock be available to sign his his books or to meet and greet attendees.

The Museums of Port Isabel welcomes all visitors and locals to attend this FREE presentation. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information Contact Gabriel at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.

Museums ‘Telling Our Stories’ 5/27 6pm TURTLES!

THE TURTLE LADY LEGACY (5/27 @ 6 p.m.)

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, May 27, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Mary Ann Tous, niece of famed Ila Fox Loetcher aka “The Turtle Lady”, who began her work on sea turtle conservation in 1965 and was a pioneer in her field by playing a vital role in protecting the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles, will give a presentation on the history of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the efforts that go towards their protection. Ila was a major inspiration to her niece, Mary, and in 2005, Mary Ann Tous founded a non profit organization called “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. Their goals are to educate and continue the safety and conservation of majestic sea turtles by following in Ila Fox Loetscher’s footsteps. Recent events causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening these marine animals and their nesting habitats.

All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Drinks and Refreshments will be served.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information contact Gabriel Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

Museums of Port Isabel Telling Our Stories 4/30 (Friday)

“The History of the Freemasons” presented by Warren Winger, Masonic Lodge Number 33, Friday, April 30th.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Friday, April 30, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Warren Winger, of the Masonic Lodge Number 33 will present “The History of the Freemasons”. Mr. Winger has been a Mason for forty-one years and is credited as being one of the founding members for reviving Point Isabel Lodge 33 in December 2007. Lodge 33 was originally petitioned and granted in 1847, but never established until 2007. His presentation will grant the public insight into the Freemasons and their influential impact on Texas history.

An exhibition on the Freemasons will be on display in the Historic Champion Building till the end of the year.

Both Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will be open for guests to tour during the evening. Drinks and Refreshments will be served. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend. No admission fee. Open to the public.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information contact Gabriel Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

Port Isabel Museums Hosts Telling Our Stories 3/25

“The Spanish Fleet of 1554 & The Antiquities Lock”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, March 25, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m.

Steve Hathcock, a historian and lock smith, will present, “The Spanish Fleet of 1554 & The Antiquities Lock”.  Mr. Hathcock was a founding member of the Historical Foundation and is the Chairman with the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Board, and also serves as a board member with the Cameron County Historical Commission. He has written about South Texas history for the past 25 years, and along with his work, he has published three books and is working on a fourth.

The Museums of Port Isabel welcome all locals, visitors and Winter Texans to join us! Drinks and refreshments will be served. Open to the public. No admission fee.

March’s “Telling Our Stories” will be sponsored by:
Coastal Mail
- ‘Where you can handle all of your office and shipping needs!’
The Alex Avalos Printing Company- ‘Friendly and reliable service since 2002′
Southwind Inn- ‘Clean, comfortable, and affordable rooms that are so close to the fun!’

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information call (956) 943-7602, email Gabriel Godines at ggodines@copitx.com or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

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