Summer 2018 MOVIES at the Lighthouse!

Movies projected on the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse during June & July!
LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA: Summer 2018!

1st MOVIE OF THE SUMMER! FRIDAY, JUNE 1 @ 9:30p“DESPICABLE ME 3″!

EVERY Friday night in JUNE & JULY @ 9:30 p.m. movies will be projected on the side of the Lighthouse! You are invited to bring your family and enjoy a true Port Isabel tradition!

June 8: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
June 15: A Wrinkle in Time
June 22: Black Panther
June 29: Moana
July 6: Lion King
July 13: Cars 3
July 20: Beauty & the Beast
July 27: Coco

LIGHTHOUSE SUMMER HOURS: June 1 – August 11
Sunday-Thursday 9a-6p
Fridays 9a-5p
Saturday 9a-7p

Sponsored in part by: City of Port Isabel, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel EDC & Quik Stop!

BACKGROUND: The LHEC is a unique program which utilizes the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse as the backdrop for the projections of movies. Since 2004, during the summer months, family friendly movies are projected onto the side of the lighthouse. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for a memorable evening under the stars. Mentioned in Texas Monthly“ as one of three reasons to get in your car and GO!“ We invite you to get in your car and go to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and grab a memory of your own! Admission: Free. Public invited. Pets allowed, but must be kept on a leash and mindful of their well trained owners who are prepared to clean up after them. Concessions offered. No alcohol allowed.

For more information: info@portisabel-texas.com.

Art Show & Reception during April

The Museums of Port Isabel is proud to present a new art show for the month of April titled ARTISTIC VISIONS: A Collective of Visual Art. The art on display at this artist collective showcase is provided by ten of the talented artists from Port Isabel’s Laguna Madre Art League. Artwork is being displayed at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. The show runs from March 30, 2018 to April 28, 2018.

Please join us on the evening of April 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for an Artist Reception to meet and greet these talented artists and learn about their art. The reception is open to the public. It is a free event and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. You are more than welcome to visit the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., through the month of April to view the art and read a small bio of each artist showcasing their art.

For more information on The Art Reception or Art, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores or Coty Monique Camacho at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Telling Our Stories: Hurricane Beulah by Leo “Speck” Sanders

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2018 on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave.

Leo “Speck” Sanders married into the prominent shrimping family of his wife, Nancy Sanders. Together, the couple have a family of four children — three beautiful girls and one handsome son. Speck Sanders became a Port Isabel resident in 1950 and served as mayor in the mid-1960s. Sanders was also in the insurance and real estate business for many years.

During the Hurricane Beulah, Sanders made sure to help residents rebuild Port Isabel again in every way he could. He would go out of his way to make sure that residents had what was needed.

Please join the Museums of Port Isabel for an entertaining evening with Mr. Sanders, who will be giving a presentation on “Hurricane Beulah.” All locals and visitors are welcome to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed at preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate the 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 Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is free.

This edition of Telling Our Stories is proudly sponsored by Ron and Cecilia Bliss, who own the Southwind Inn.

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. You may also email museumdirector@copitx.com.

RESCHEDULED: Queen Isabella Market Day ~ Saturday 4/21 at the LIGHTHOUSE! 9a-49p

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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, April 21st 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, April 21.

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 INFO & SPONSORSHIP INFO.

VENDORS:

#9- Margarita Walton

#10- Manny’s Collectables

#14 & 15- August Traders

#17- Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

#18- Pieces of Padre

#19- MOPI Gift Shop

#21- Mavelia Calvillo

#22- Cricket Wireless

#23- Iy Cuffs

#25- Aloe Re-Leaf

#26- Foxy’s Boutique

#29- Brushed Up Dreams Booth Space

#30- Junk in my Trunk / Shabby Chic

#31- Susie Gee’s Arts & Crafts Booth Space

#34- Mary’s Jewels & Things Booth Space

#35- Moda Frida Artesanias Booth Space

#47- MOPI Concession Booth Space

#48- JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession”, Funnel Cakes & Turkey Legs

#56- Pat Avery

#57- Maria Luisa Perez

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 Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION:

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

Telling Our Stories: “The Forgotten Texas Patriot” by Manuel Hinojosa 2/22 7p

 “The Forgotten Texas Patriot – Juan Davis Bradburn”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2018 on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7pm @ the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Ave.

Manuel Hinojosa has spent the last 25 years documenting the Ancient Camino Real, starting in Guanajuato, Mexico and crossing into Texas at Eagle Pass to the battle grounds of San Jacinto.  At San Jacinto, he was part of the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008 archaeological teams funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grants to dig up battlefield artifacts that helped interpret the last battle for Texas Independence.

At the 2009 Battle San Jacinto Symposium, he was a feature speaker, presenting findings of the latest archaeological investigation of the battle site.  He also participated in 2001 in the archeology investigation at the Fannin Battlefield State Historic Park and various archaeological surveys at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park.  Mr. Hinojosa appeared in the Discovery Channel’s hour long documentary “Unsolved History, The Alamo.”

Mr. Hinojosa FAIA currently resides in Port Isabel, Texas.  He earned his B.A. in Art at Pam American University and degree in Architecture at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.  Manuel recently advanced to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is currently a partner with ROFA Architects in McAllen.

Mr. Hinojosa will be giving and sharing a presentation on Juan Davis Bradburn a Kentuckian slave trader that entered Texas in the conflict between Spain and Mexico’s War of Independence.  His actions as commandant of the garrison at Anahuac in Mexican Texas in 1832 led to the events known as Anahuac Disturbances.  As a Result of his actions, Bradburn was “one of the most maligned men in historical accounts of Texas in the 19th century.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with. Mr, Hinojosa who will be presenting “The Invincible Juan Davis Bradburn”.   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 fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By: Doubledays Bar of Champions 

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 museumdirector@copitx.com.

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