Fill your calendar with fun all year long. From art exhibitions and demonstrations to film, food and wine festivals, there’s always a good time to be had in and around the Cultural Arts District. If you’d like to see all of Rockport’s events head over to the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar.
Rockport Railroad Depot Fundraising Event Welcomes San Antonio Model T Club
March 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 27th, the San Antonio Model T Club, is supporting the Rockport Cultural Arts District’s (RCAD) restoration fundraising efforts of the historic Rockport San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad Depot with a dozen of their 1925 Model Ts on display for pubic viewing. This classic event reflects the overwhelming compassion historic treasures have had on the core of those who have experienced them or have made an impact on their families. In the day, railroads made towns a reality, bringing tourists and industry, and subsequent growth to areas.
RCAD is targeted to take ownership, through a donation by the owner, in March 2021. The iconic landmark was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey 3 1/2 years ago. RCAD has championed saving the historic Depot through countless hours of working with the Long Term Recovery Team, governmental entities, local historic societies and private citizens. RCAD’s visionary goal is to restore and utilize the Depot as a main transportation hub for the Cultural Arts and Heritage Districts, as well as provide the opportunity for required parking for the new Arts Complex. The vision includes mobility options such as bicycle rentals, a trolley stop, parking and public bathrooms for downtown and beach front businesses and venues.
Hugh Hemphill, former Manager of the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio, taking a tour of the Cultural District with Executive Director Jennifer Day. Pictured in his 1925 Model T at the historic San Antonio-Aransas Pass Railroad Depot. #rockportculture.