Chapel tours set Friday and Saturday
The Little Chapel on the Hill holds a slice of Port Aransas history that many have yet to see.
Tours will be given on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, at 10 a.m.
The chapel is decorated with frescoes covering the walls and ceiling depicting the history of Christianity. It was painted by Austin artist Johnny Patrick Cobb nearly a quarter of a century ago.
Tours are given the third Friday and Saturday of each month, with a limit of 10 people on each tour.
Reservations are required and should be made by visiting the museum, 408 Brundrett Ave., or calling 749-3800. Leave a name and number to get on the tour list.
The tour will take approximately an hour, with a short orientation at the museum before the trip to the chapel. Members of tour groups should be at the museum 10 minutes before tour times.
Betty Bundy of the Port Aransas Museum obtained permission to give the tours facilitated by the museum through the generosity of Frank Carter and David and Aubrey Carter.
Frank and David are sons of Aline Carter, for whom the chapel was built in the 1930s. It was built on the tallest dune in Port Aransas at the time. Carter used the chapel to treat Port Aransas children to ice cream as she shared nondenominational Bible stories.
The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The tours are free and open to the public.