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Spring Mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum 3/12 5:30 p.m. You are Invited!

It's a SPRING MIXER  and you are invited! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Shop Discounts! For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel (956-943-7602) or the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce (956-943-2262).  LOCATION: Treasures of the Gulf Museum. 308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel, Texas.
It’s a SPRING MIXER and you are invited! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Shop Discounts!

For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel (956-943-7602) or the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce (956-943-2262).

LOCATION: Treasures of the Gulf Museum. 308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel, Texas.

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/

Museums of Ports Isabel hosts Telling Our Stories 4/30

“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 “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

Museums of Port Isabel hosts Mexican Revolution & Independence Exhibit

\” alt=\”\” width=\”300\” height=\”175\” />Museums of Port Isabel- On exhibit now through the winter of 2010, the Port Isabel Historic Museum will feature an exhibit of both Mexican Revolution and Mexican Independence images, artifacts and documents as part of their temporary exhibits. The Historic Museum is housed in the Champion Building on Railroad Ave.

Thursday, February 25th \”Telling Our Stories\” by Rod Bates kicked off the Museums\’ celebration of the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico. Bates illustrated the impact both wars had on Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area with a variety of images and maps to a packed house in the theatre room in the Champion Building. The image above left, one used in the presentation, is an example of those taken during what came to be known as the Border Occupation. Taken in front of the Champion Building, this sepia toned image portrays three soldiers stationed in Point Isabel enjoying some leisure time.  The two boys to the left were local aquadores who delivered water to residences. Seated on their donkey is a soldier with a fresh box of cigars purchased in the Champion store. Images such as this one are part of the Mexican Revolution and Indpendence exhibits at the Museums of Port Isabel.

Additionally, video of the Rod Bates presentation at the Telling Our Stories will be playing in the theatre room of the Champion Building or you may click on the links below to view it in five parts on youtube.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW_i16KpFUA
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SVo_Wmo4Q
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHjQj37o5Js
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHsE79ZdJkM
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HkXFCYEs_c

For more information, please call the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602 or email: jrivera@copitx.com or ggodines@copitx.com

Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser l A fun-filled evening, an empty safe!

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Friday 13th Annual Museum Fundraiser featured lots of great entertainment, lots of great food and drink and yes, a live safe opening… an empty safe, as it turned out… but the evening was filled with fun!

The Museums of Port Isabel and staff would like to express their appreciation to Steve Hathcock and Monty Cantu of Always Open Safe & Lock and the event sponsors, restaurants and silent auction donors (see list below).

Pictured above: Los Fresnos High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers performed a variety of traditional regional dances. Video below: opening of the Yale 1920s safe. Photo below: Mariachi Sol Azteca also performed during the evening festivities.


Safe Opening, courtesy of Steve Hathcock & Monty Cantu of Always Open Safe & Lock.

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Museums Fundraiser Sponsors: South Padre Bank, N.A. ~ Museums of Port Isabel ~ Laguna Madre Museum Foundation ~ City of Port Isabel ~ Port Isabel Historical Preservation Board ~ Anonymous ~ First National Bank of South Padre Island ~ Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance ~ L & F Distributors ~ Ben Liquor Warehouse ~ H. E. B. ~ Reyes Seafood.

Restaurants: Reyes Seafood Market, Manuel Restaurant, Marcello Restaurant, Pirates Landing, White Sands Restaurant, H. E. B., Maria Isabel Cruz.

Silent Auction Donors: Ben’s Liquor, T. Leeman Co., Sea & Sun Hair Fashion, Bettie Lane Bragg, Sea Life Center, Southwind Inn, Welcome Aboard, Lighthouse Lighting Center, Osprey Fishing Center, Sea Life Safari, Black Dragon Cruises, Designer Consigner, Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon, Dazzles, Seagull Imports, Coastal Winds, Anna’s Hair Fashion, Gulf Seafood Market & Joe’s Oyster Bar, Sandi’s Cafe & Coffee Shop, Cactus Flower Gifts & Interiors, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Silver Breeze, Rusty Pelican Antiques, Carola Art, Island Equestrian Center, Fast & Fair Car Care, Voncille Zama, Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts, ESM Fine Interiors, Bayside Furniture, Salon Samuels, Island Cinema North, Captain Murphy’s Charter Services, Isla Granite & Marble Company, Wal-Mart, Andrea Hollman Jewelry, Rio Bravo Gallery, Museums of Port Isabel, Coastal Mail, Purple Parrot Gallery, Jesse Olvera, Art Sea Gallery & Goods, Mary Ann Brown, Lost Galleon Restaurant, Schlitterbahn and Laguna Madre Museum Foundation.

Thanks for your help in preserving the history of the Laguna Madre area!
Museums of Port Isabel ~ 317 E. Railroad Ave. ~ Port Isabel, Texas 78578
Phone: 956/943-7602 ~ Fax: 943/943-4346 ~ www.portisabelmuseums.com ~ jrivera@copitx.com