Museums Telling Our Stories ~ CHAMPION Family Origins 8/26 6pm

“The Champion Family Origins”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at 6:00 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave.

John Champion, a descendant of the Champion family will present “The Champion Family Origins”, the history of the Champion Family’s origins and how they came to live in America. Mr. Champion is a descendant of John Champion who was the brother of famed Charles Champion. Mr. Champion learned a lot from his father, A.A. Champion, who was a local historian and mentor.

In July of 2009, Mr. Champion gave a presentation on the Champion family in honor of the new Champion headstone dedicated at the Point Isabel Cemetery.

The Museums of Port Isabel welcome 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.

Movies at the Lighthouse NEXT Movie 7/9 Monsters Vs. Aliens!

Come join us at the Port Isabel Lighthouse for a great summer tradition! The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will present the second movie of the 6th season… MONSTERS VS ALIENS (rescheduled due to Hurricane Alex). Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or pillows and your family and make yourself at home for this family friendly FREE event! Concessions available. Leashed pets allowed, but you must clean up after them. Parking around the lighthouse and on Railroad Ave. across the street from the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Starts at 9:30 p.m. after South Padre Island’s Fireworks over the Laguna Madre.

JULY 9>>> (rescheduled from July 2nd due to Hurricane Alex) MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. Rated: PG. Running Time: 94 minutes (2009)
JULY 16>>> TRANSFORMERS II: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers’ war. Rated: PG-13. Running Time: 150 minutes (2009)
JULY 30>>> BLINDSIDE The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Rated: PG-13. 129 minutes (2009)
AUGUST 13>>> TWILIGHT- NEW MOON: After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family… Rated: PG-13. 130 minutes (2009)
AUGUST 27>>> OLD DOGS Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. Rated: PG. 88 minutes (2009)
OCTOBER 29>>> CORALINE: An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Rated: PG. Running Time: 100 minutes (2009)

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.

Movie at the Lighthouse this Friday! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! FREE

Bring your family, your lawn chair or blanket and join us for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS! Movie starts at 9:30p.m. after South Padre Island’s Fireworks over the Laguna Madre! No admission charge. Concessions available. No alcohol allowed.

JUNE 18>>>
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS:
The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved childrens book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Rated: PG. Running Time: 90 minutes (2009)
NEXT MOVIE is…
JULY 2>>>
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS:
When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.
Rated: PG. Running Time: 94 minutes (2009)

For more information call 956/466-7729 or email info@portisabel-texas.com.

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.

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