Telling Our Stories: 2/24 7p “Port Isabel, Our Stories” by Dr. Sheldon

Museums of Port Isabel Oral History

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2017 on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will focus on “Port Isabel – Our Stories” by Dr. Eli Sheldon.

Dr. Eli Sheldon is a native of Michigan and lived in Texas for several years before moving to Oklahoma. Dr. Sheldon is an author, minister, and adjunct instructor for Oklahoma Baptist University. Along with books and newspaper articles, Dr. Sheldon is the editor and primary writer of a 60 page Historical journal published twice annually.. As a long-time Winter Texan, he has turned his studies of our area into a Historical coloring book. This is his second book produced in this manner and is the bases of the presentation on Thursday, February 23rd @ 7pm.

Dr. Sheldon is an award winning writer and received his doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His wife, Freida, is a native Texan and aids him in matters of Historical research. Dr. Sheldon has had cartoons and articles published in several newspapers. Dr. Sheldon is the author of a theological book on the subject of Near Death experiences.

For more contact information on Dr. Sheldon:
E-mail: eli.okc1@sbcglobal.net

Please join us for an entertaining evening with Dr. Sheldon on giving a presentation of the history of the “Port Isabel – Our Stories” with emphasis on the Port Isabel and local area. 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: Ms. Barbara Wells
Port Isabel Historic Preservation Board Member

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: 1/26 Queen Isabella Causeway Collapse

“The Queen Isabella Causeway Collapse of 9/15/2001”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present it’s 2017 series of “Telling Our Stories” with The Causeway Collapse featuring the City of Port Isabel Marketing Director Valerie Bates as the guest speaker on January 26th at 7:00 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum located at 317 E. Railroad Ave. Port Isabel TX, 78578.

As the City of Port Isabel Marketing Director and avid photographer, Valerie Bates has an up close perspective view of the tragedy that shocked the Rio Grande Valley. Her images captured a story that gripped the valley four days after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Disaster.

The Incident on September 15, 2001 has never been forgotten by Valley residents and an annual memorial service is held on the Port Isabel side at the base of the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge in honor of those who lost their lives that fateful night.

Port Isabel and South Padre Island have always shared a special connection long before the causeway was constructed. People including Native Americans would cross the Laguna Madre on foot during low tide or on horse back long before the first Europeans came to American and well into the 1930’s.

Please join us as we tell the story of the Causeway Collapse. All locals and visitors are welcome to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

“Telling Our Stories” is a free presentation open to the public that is held by the Museums of Port Isabel. These presentations are set on the final Thursday of the month from January through September at 6:30 pm. Our thanks go out to the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, the Port Isabel Merchants Committee, the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation and the City of Port Isabel for their continued support.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundations goals are to help preserve and educate our local natural history through presentations and exhibits.

For more information on telling our stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Flores at 956-943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com you can also send an email to museumdirector@copitx.com.

20th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre Museum Fundraiser 2/3

 

The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 20th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST! The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 3, 2017, 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.

The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 20th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 3, 2017, 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: http://bit.ly/2017mopi

Lighthouse Undergoes Renovation

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PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE UNDERGOES RENOVATION

Starting on Monday, October 31, the historic Port Isabel lighthouse will be undergoing renovations by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The project includes maintenance and restoration inside and outside the 1853 structure. Weather permitting

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage, which houses the Visitors Center and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, will remain open. Visitors may take advantage of the Lighthouse artifacts on display in the Keepers Cottage, browse the information displays or buy tickets to the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum., TPWD anticipates the project will be completed by February 23, 2017, during which time the lighthouse will be closed.

For more information, contact the Museums of Port Isabel at museumdirector@copitx.com, 956/943-7602.

Celebrate Day of the Dead! Sat. 10/29 from 4-11p (Washington Park)

Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Port Isabel! October 29, 4 - 11 pm For vendor information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. See> Vendor-Application

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