O’Rear to speak at museum
On Monday, Jan. 11, Mary Jo O’Rear, author of “Storm Over The Bay: The People of Corpus Christi and Their Harbor,” will tell her story of the aftermath of the 1919 Storm with its economic impact on Corpus Christi and the political pressures that doused the Port Aransas vision of becoming “the major port.”
The winter 2010 historical lecture series at the Port Aransas Museum begins Monday, Jan. 11, and will end on Monday, March 26.
The public is invited to attend all of the free lectures. Two will be held each month.
A wine and cheese mixer will precede each lecture at 7 p.m. at the Port Aransas Museum, 101 E. Brundrett St., at Alister St. The lectures will begin at 8 p.m. in the Port Aransas Community Center, adjacent to the museum.
Humanities Texas recently awarded the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association a mini-grant of $1,398 to support the series of lectures.
Humanities Texas is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information call the museum at 749-3800.