Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association
The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) is dedicated to preserving and encouraging the preservation, restoration and reproduction of historic buildings, structures, sites, places, objects, culture, ecology and customs of Port Aransas as a means of positively contributing to and enhancing the community’s natural beauty, well-being and distinctive character.
“Promoting citizen interest and participation in the appreciation and preservation of Port Aransas’ history, environment and ambiance.”
We met our first goal, to establish a museum and/or heritage site(s) to house, display and preserve historical artifacts, documents, records, structures and other appropriate items, when the museum opened in December 2008. It is located at the corner of Alister and Brundrett next to the Community Center.
We continue to work on the remaining goals on a daily basis:
- Promote citizen interest and participation in the appreciation and preservation of Port Aransas’ history, environment and ambiance.
- Recognition and encouragement of local, state and national entities in furthering PAPHA goals and endeavors.
- Develop broad based financial support and membership.
- Research and organize Port Aransas’ historical assets to promote heritage tourism.
PAPHA Board Officers
|Director of Museums
PAPHA Board of Directors
|Mark Creighton||Mark Grosse||Rick Pratt|
|Nancy Donley||Herb Lancaster||Nancy Phillips|
|Pat Farley||Annetta Adams||Carolyn Curlee|
|John Fucik||Kandice Turicchi||Mark Young|
|David Gillette||Pepper Pendzinski||Bill Behrens|
Board Member Emeritus
John Guthrie Ford, Ph.D.