Museum offers Little Chapel tours
Tours are offered the first and third Friday and Saturday of every month.
Reservations are required and may be made by visiting the Port Aransas Museum or calling 749-3800. Leave a name and telephone number to get on the tour list. Each tour is limited to 10 people.
Museum hours are Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Tours take approximately an hour, with a short orientation at the museum beforehand. Members of the group should plan to meet at the museum 10 minutes before tour time.
Folks on a tour file into the Little Chapel on the Hill in July last year. The Port Aransas Museum will offer the next tours on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17.
The little chapel on the hill sits on the highest spot in old town Port Aransas, atop a sand dune 26 feet above the sea. It was conceived by and built for the sitting poet laureate of Texas, Aline Carter, in the 1930’s.
Inside, the chapel is decorated with frescoes covering the interior walls and ceiling which depict the history of Christianity. The paintings were done by Austin artist John Cobb.
Guests are invited to watch a newly produced video of the chapel history and an interview with the man who painted the ceiling at the museum.
For more information about the tours, visit the museum’s Web site at http:// portaransasmuseum.org/ about/tours.