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Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser featuring Pelican West! 2/2 7p

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The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 21st 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 2, 2018, 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/2018mopi

The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE

Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public. The Lighthouse has just undergone a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department restoration and reopened to the public on January 2, 2018. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage which is on the grounds of the Lighthouse, is open to the public and houses the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Isabel Visitors Center. There is no admission charge to the Keepers Cottage. Lighthouse tickets can be purchased at the Keepers Cottage or at the Lighthouse. A combination ticket is available. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. or 1/2 hour before closing.

PORT ISABEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War. The facade features the famous ‘fish mural’ painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. The fish mural was restored in the fall of 2017. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

TREASURES OF THE GULF MUSEUM

Treasures of the Gulf Museum spotlights three 1554 Spanish shipwrecks. Meeting their fate just 30 miles north of Port Isabel, they are brought to life with murals, artifacts and hands-on activities. Also featured is a Children’s Discovery Lab, Ship theatre and Nautical Gift Shop. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

 

 

Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser

imageThe Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 18th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring SHRIMP & FISH & FARE & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Seafood, 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. Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1FXNqc4.

Online ticket sales: https://2015-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com

Museum Fundraiser to feature Pelican West!

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The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 18th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring SHRIMP & FISH & FARE & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Seafood, 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. Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1FXNqc4.

Online ticket sales: https://2015-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com

The Circus is Coming to Town! 2/14 6 & 8:30p

A morning under the Big Top! A day of learning, laughter, and fun. Come out and experience the 2011 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus as we fill your day with an exciting learning adventure.

The journey begins as we pull onto the Circus grounds at 7:30 a.m. and begin the transformation into an educational wonderland. As the hustle and bustle of Circus life envelopes the grounds, you become lost in the unloading of equipment and animals. The giant elephants help raise the Circus Big Top and free guided tours are given to let everyone take part in the excitement. The huge creatures are so fascinating to watch. Many people have spent the entire day enjoying their playful antics. You can observe the elephants as they play together in their “elephant pen” unchained! The silly games they play will delight and amaze you.

The elephants are awesome but don’t forget the rest of our Circus family. Our horses, camels, llamas, ponies, and miniature Sicilian donkeys are equally enjoyable. They perform for you, along with the other amazing acrobats and aerialists from around the world, in the two main Big Top Circus performances.

The friendly personnel in the Animal Department will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the Circus animals on display. What better way to learn about the animals than by having a live example in front of you to observe and to ask questions about?

If you have ever wondered what a camel foot looks like, or how much an elephant eats, come out and see for yourself. The fun will be there for everyone, and what you learn you can take home for free.

Tickets are on sale now, $10.00 when purchased in advance from the Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce. We hope to see you at the Circus!

Museums ‘Telling Our Stories’ 5/27 6pm TURTLES!

THE TURTLE LADY LEGACY (5/27 @ 6 p.m.)

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, May 27, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. 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. Ila was a major inspiration to 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 Ila 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.

All locals and visitors are welcomed 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 Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

Museums’ Telling Our Stories Friday 6 p.m.

“The History of the Freemasons” presented by Warren Winger, Masonic Lodge Number 33, Friday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m.

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.

more… http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/2010/04/museums-port-isabel-telling-stories-430-friday/