Magnus Gustafsson of Chalmers University of Technology, Center for Language and Communication of Goteborg, Sweden, is the featured guest speaker. He will present on education in modern Sweden, especially new Swedish legislation regarding language, immigration and other topics of interest. An open house at the Museum, located at 716 S. Austin Ave., immediately follows the presentation. The open house features the exhibit From Småland, Sweden, to Big Land Texas, and provides visitors with the unique opportunity to visit with Magnus Gustafsson and members of Carl Widen VASA to learn more about Swedish Culture.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Primary (K-2nd grade): Tyler Davis, Burden Elementary
Intermediate (3rd-5th grade): TIE: Katarina Gomez and Lindsey Shultz, Village Elementary
Middle School (6th-8th grade): Jose Morales, Forbes Middle School
High School (9th-12th grade): Jeremy Stefek, Thrall High School
Primary (K-2nd grade): Cassidey Weems, Burden Elementary
Intermediate (3rd-5th grade): Karina Calderon, Village Elementary
Middle School (6th-8th grade): Samuel Talbert, Forbes Middle School
High School (9th-12th grade): Lauri Jansky, Thrall High School
Primary (K-2nd grade): Kaleb Koop, Burden Elementary
Intermediate (3rd-5th grade): Caroline McGahan, Fern Bluff Elementary
Middle School (6th-8th grade): Tristan Snyder, Forbes Middle School
High School (9th-12th grade): Jordan Miller, Thrall High School
Friday, May 9, 2008
For Historic Preservation Month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring a "This Place Matters" campaign. On their website, you can upload photographs of places that matter to you and your community. We've uploaded three: the Up the Chisholm Trail marker, the Williamson County Courthouse, and the Farmers State Bank building (the Museum). Check out our additions at www.preservationnation.org. And, celebrate Historic Preservation Month!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
However, this one caught my eye right off. Unfortunately, it didn't place in the contest. But, I liked it so much, I wanted to put it on the blog. This was drawn by Mackenzy Turner a second grader at Bill Burden Elementary in Liberty Hill. You go, Mackenzy! I love your poster!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Hands-on & Make & Take Activities:
· Pioneer Crafts: Learn how the pioneers lived, dressed, and worked. Hands-on activities include corn grinding, washing clothes, making cornhusk dolls, and churning butter.
· Pioneer Games: Marbles, buzz-saw, rag ball making, Jacob’s Ladder, tug-of-war and three-legged races are some of the activities visitors can enjoy.
· Wood Carving: Participants will get instruction from Williamson County woodcarvers, learn about wooden toys, and have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on carving activity.
· Living History Presentations: The best way to learn about history is through the stories of those that lived it. Throughout the day, visitors can talk with the San Gabriel Pioneers and the Buffalo Soldiers at their camps.
· Historic Village Tours: Visitors can tour the historic structures on location at the Park including the Palm Mansion, Rice’s Crossing Store and Mather Cabin.