Saturday, November 29, 2008

Deck the halls...

Well, more like "deck the facade..."

We're all decorated for Christmas. Last night was the Lighting of the Square, and we made sure we were prepared for the big event. We had over 350 people in the Museum last night. There was music, children could make their own snow globes, and we were packed!

Next week, we've got two big events planned: Bob Brinkman will be here for First Friday (December 5) to sign copies of his new book, "Round Rock," and the Christmas Stroll is on Saturday (December 6). We'll be open until 8 pm both days.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

And, we're done!

We opened our latest exhibit called Charting History on Friday, November 7. The exhibit opening was held in conjunction with First Friday, and about 250 people attended. This temporary exhibit includes historic maps from the collection of Don Martin, owner of an Austin-based public affairs firm, that date from the 1680s to the 1880s.

A great, big THANK YOU to Central Texas Questers who funded the exhibit and to Gatherings who loaned us the historic doors!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

One down, one to go.

We installed the traveling From Småland Sweden to Big Land Texas exhibit this morning at the Round Rock Public Library. They reopen on Monday, November 4, after being closed for renovations, and our exhibit is part of their opening celebrations. I think that the panels and the hands-on trunk turned out very well. I'm excited for the public to view it. Below are a couple of photos taken by Dana as we were installing the exhibit at the Library this morning.

Up next is our special exhibit featuring historic maps dating from 1685 to the mid-1800s. It's called Charting History: Maps from the Don Martin Collection, and it opens next Friday, November 7, at 6:00 pm. Join us at the Museum for the exhibit opening, First Friday, and some refreshments.