Port Isabel Decorates for the Holidays!

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Port Isabel, come celebrate Christmas at the Coast!

See full Holiday Schedule here: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/?p=70. 2008 Holiday photos: http://www.portisabel-texas.com/200812_pichristmas/

The Museums of Port Isabel will be hosting a variety of Christmas and Holiday events beginning with a \”Christmases of the Past Postcard\” display. On loan from the Brownsville Historical Association, “Christmases of the Past” will present popular images and scenes of the holiday season through antique postcards collected from members of the Rio Grande Valley community over the years. The display will be hung along the stairwell leading to the first and second floor of the Champion Building beginning on November 30, 2009 through January 4, 2010.

Take advantage of the Museums Gift Shop Holiday Sale from November 30th through December 19th. Visit gift shops at both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historic Museum to find something for that history or collectible buff.

On Wednesday, December 2, the museums of Port Isabel will host an open house so all visitors and art enthusiasts will be able to meet the artist of the Carola Art exhibition, Carol Plumb. The open house will run from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. No admission.

Join the community for our Annual City of Port Isabel Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 4th at at 7:00 p.m. The City of Port Isabel will host its annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration in front of the Historic Champions Building. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Chorus will perform traditional Christmas music and members of the community are invited to participate in Christmas caroling and Christmas karaoke. Children are invited to meet with Santa Claus, and youth of all ages can create their own unique Christmas cards. Both the Port Isabel Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be decorated in holiday trimmings and open to the public for viewing. No admission.

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host the 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Starting at White Sands Restaurant at 6:00 p.m., decorated boats of all types make their way across the Laguna Madre Bay to South Padre Island. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade or call the Chamber at 956/943-2262 for more information.

The Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be festively decorated for the holiday season on Friday, December 11th, for the Annual Museums of Port Isabel Christmas Open House. During normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the public is encouraged to view the Christmas displays. No admission.

For more information about the Museums of Port Isabel Holiday Season Celebration call 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. http://www.portisabelmuseums.com/.

Carol Plumb: Scenic Beauty on Display at the Museums of Port Isabel

\"\"The scenic beauty of the Rio Grande Valley will be on display in the Community Gallery in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum from November 17, 2009, through January 2, 2010. The exhibition will be titled “Terra Incognita”. Local artist Carol Plumb will be exhibiting some of her newest works during this holiday season including slightly abstract landscape paintings of South Padre Island, Boca Chica Beach, Mesquital Mexico, and the Bahia Grande region near Brownsville. Her depictions of the scenic beauty of the Rio Grande Valley area have been shown at Galleria 409 in Brownsville, Texas, and the international show at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts. Normal museum admission costs apply to the exhibition.

On December 2, 2009, the Museums of Port Isabel will host an open house so all visitors and art enthusiasts will be able to meet the artist of the Carola Art exhibit, Carol Plumb. The open house will run from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. It will be free and open to the public with wine and hors d’oeuvres available.

Flyer: http://www.portisabelmuseums.com/community_gallery/20091117_carolplumb.pdf

Artist photo: http://www.portisabelmuseums.com/community_gallery/20091117carol_plumb%281%29.jpg

For more information call (956) 943-7602, email ggodines@copitx.com, or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.