Telling Our Stories

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.

Telling Our Stories ~ April 23 ~ Canceled

This month’s Telling Our Stories has been canceled.

Next month’s Telling Our Stories is scheduled for the May 28. Topic: “U.S. Mexican War & Fort Polk. Early Events of Local Interest.” By Jim Mills.

Telling Our Stories! Cristin Howard “SPI Birding & Nature Center” 9/25 7p

CRISTIN HOWARD: “SPI Birding & Nature Center!”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2014 on Thursday, September 25th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center. Come meet Cristin Howard who is the Manager and Marketing Director of the Center. She will review the history of the Birding & Nature Center, describe its present programs and facilities, and talk about the center’s future goals.  Cristin’s presentation will include photos of both common and rare species at can be seen at the birding center.

Please join us as we learn about the “SPI Birding & Nature Center” with Cristin Howard.   All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our sponsor:

Sponsored By:
MUSEUMS OF PORT ISABEL

‘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.

 

 

 

Telling Our Stories! Steve Hathcock “TREASURE HUNTING” 8/28 7p

STEVE HATHCOCK: “Searching Treasure!”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2014 on Thursday, August 28th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Searching Treasure”, by Steve Hathcock.

Steve Hathcock, a historian and locksmith, will present “Searching Treasure”.  A founding member of the Historical Foundation of South Padre Island, Steve Hathcock also serves as chairman of the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Committee and as a board member of 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 four books.  Much of his work is published online and can be viewed at http://southpadretv.tv/ Or at http://southpadretreasurehunting.com/   Email steve@southpadretv.tv.

Please join us as we learn about “Searching Treasure” with Mr. Hathcock.   All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our sponsor:

Sponsored By:
MUSEUMS OF PORT ISABEL

‘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.

Telling Our Stories! Linda Garrett “Ghost Tours” 5/22 7p

LINDA GARRETT: “Ghost Tours of Port Isabel!”

            The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2014 on Thursday, May 22nd, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Ghost Tours”, by Linda Garrett.

Linda was born and raised in Central Illinois, the land of Lincoln, along with her husband Mike.  After 25 years of corporate America in the Dallas, Ft. Worth area, Mike and Linda relocated to Laguna Vista.   They owned and operated Coastal Mailbox in Port Isabel store until fully retiring in June of 2012.

Linda’s interest in the spiritual realm began early.  She was keenly aware of relatives past in her maternal grandmother’s four (4) generation Victorian farm house complete with a widow’s walk.  Linda’s family including her father, sister, two (2) sons and two (2) of the four (4) grandchildren are extremely sensitive and all have had personal experiences with the spirits.

The ghost tours became reality in Port Isabel as a result of Linda’s community involvement in the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchant Committee.   After a couple of years of talking about ghost tours, a collaboration of the Chamber of Commerce, PI Museums, EDC and the public library, the tours were launched October of 2010 in conjunction with the month long celebration of “Dia de los Muertos”, Day of the Dead.  The success of the tours is the history and events unique to Port Isabel.

Please join us for an interested evening with Linda Garrett.  All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Sponsored By:
Ms. Carolyn Hauschildt
 “Art * Sea Gallery & Goods”

‘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.

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