The Palacios Area Historical Association founded and currently operates the City by the Sea Museum in Palacios, Texas. The museum has been open at its current location since 2009.
Due to the harsh conditions that the COVID pandemic has caused, we have fallen on some rather challenging times. We are needing help to keep our doors open to the public and to be able to do our educational and family programming and events.
We educate the public about pre-Texas history including the Karankawa Indians native to our immediate area, industries (most notably shrimping and agriculture) of the area, Camp Hulen and WWII, as well as the general history of our area up to present day Palacios, Texas through our exhibitions.
Currently we are highlighting the immigration stories of our Vietnamese immigrant population and are planning several activities for children and adults through the end of May. Later in the year, we have slated exhibits highlighting African American heritage and Mexican Americans in WWII with which we hope to include educational and family programming that will also take into account local contributions and stories.
We are grateful for any and all assistance that we receive from those in our immediate area, but even more so from those outside of our area for which our mission resonates.
We are hopeful that we will meet our goal so that we may be able to continue preserving the history and telling the stories of the Palacios area for all of our visitors for generations to come.