Programs

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 www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Port Isabel, 1950s Shrimping Capitol of the World!

Telling Our Stories: Original Play by Gloria Bates “Milagra Maria, the Angel of the Lighthouse” 1/28

 

Museums of Port Isabel Telling Our StoriesMuseums 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, January 28, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

TOPIC: Original play by Gloria Bates, “Milagra Maria, the Angel of the Lighthouse”.

Gloria Bates was born in Beloit, Wisconsin where she spent her formative years growing up in the mid-west of the 1930s.  During her college years at the University of Wisconsin, Gloria and friends played in a bandTelling Our Stories: "Milagra Maria", an original play by Gloria Bates called the “Stardusters” they formed in high school and set about entertaining at various venues, Gloria on her trusty Gibson.  In the early 1960s, Gloria and husband Bob and sons Rod and Rex made a trip to south Texas.  In the late 1960s a teaching position in the migrant program in Mercedes made the move permanent and eventually the family moved to Bayside and then to Port Isabel where the family operated Seagull Imports.

Always the entertainer, Gloria continued to take every opportunity to sing and play and then incorporated both talents to play writing.  Upon retiring in November of 2010, Gloria turned her creative talents towards the canvas and has painted a variety of subjects including Day of the Dead, local scenes of cultural interest and is involved in commission work.  Several galleries in South Texas successfully feature Gloria’s work.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

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 www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, January 28th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. @ 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Milagra Maria, the Angel of the Lighthouse, a play by Gloria Bates.

The Turtle Lady Legacy! Telling Our Stories 9/24 7p

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, September 24th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7 pm. This month’s topic will be on “The Turtle Lady Legacy”.

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. Illa was a major inspiration on 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 Illa 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.

Please join us as we learn about “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the last Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is free. 

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

Spiderman 2 at the Lighthouse Friday 7/17

fb_20150717_lhec

SPIDERMAN 2 at the Lighthouse!

Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, July 17th at 9:30 p.m., with “The Amazing SPIDER-MAN 2″ (http://on.fb.me/1dKt49g). Got a SPIDER-MAN costume?

DSC_4409

Wear it to the movie for ONE FREE POPCORN! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and make a summertime memory with your family at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m.

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.


THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon CruisesPelican Station! Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

 

MUSEUMS TELLING OUR STORIES. Thursday, July 23 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 2015 on Thursday, July 23, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

Topic: A Video Presentation on the History of T.I.F.T. by Ms. Barbara (Bobbie) Wells.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Port Isabel Merchants Association

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-0755 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN AUGUST

tift-logo-20076th Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) starts July 29th and runs through August 2nd. Register and fish from a pier or a beach or a jetski or a boat, just grab a pole and join the fun! For more information visit http://bit.ly/1HceBdQ.

Proudly sponsored in part by the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Sunday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

A LOOK AT OUR HISTORY…

1960s-spipavilion-dusk(pc)ISLA BLANCA PARK CIVIC CENTER

The Pavilion on South Padre Island! A look back at the Pavilion or Civic Center, the Island’s first civic center, which was site to so many memories from movies to concerts, dances, art shows and parties! Join in the conversation on Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/1JMIxnP. A 1950s brochure says: “A new Recreation Pavilion provides a place for conventions, meetings, parties, dances, movies or any gathering that requires enclosed space.”

PORT ISABEL VISITORS CENTER

The Port Isabel Visitor Center (in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage) is now open. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 956/943-0755.

Port Isabel Lighthouse Summer Hours start on Monday, June 1.

  • Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Regular hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): will resume September 1.
  • Tickets can be purchased on site.
    2015-07-13_1211

Jim Mills to present Fort Polk at Telling Our Stories 5/28

 

tos_fb-headerMuseums 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 2015 on Thursday, May 28, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

TOPIC: US Mexican War & Fort Polk. Early events of local interest. Presented by Jim Mills.

Mr. James Mills has taught history at the University of Texas /Texas Southmost College, for over 20 years. With a strong interest in local history, Mr. Mills has published multiple articles, including published works in the Journal of South Texas and the Mexican War Journal. He has also published a book of oral history interviews concerning the old border post of Fort Brown, which received the prestigious Mary Faye Barnes Award from Baylor University. Mr. Mills is also the recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, with special recognition from the Governor’s office (Rick Perry), as well as the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from UT –Austin. Mr. Mills currently serves as Vice President of the Brownsville Historical Association.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

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 www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next
« Previous PageNext Page »