Friday, January 30, 2009

The Swedes!

You knew it wouldn't end...our From Småland Sweden to Big Land Texas exhibit has been such an overwhelming success that we've extended the exhibition for another year. In addition, the traveling exhibit based on this popular topic has been at the Round Rock Public Library and is now at the Taylor Public Library until March. (Check back later to see where it's scheduled next.)

In addition to what we've got at the Museum, graduate students from Texas State University Jac and Jamie produced a website and a video about the Swedish migration in central Texas.

Check it out here: Swedes of Central Texas: A Passage from Agriculture to Education.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We want to hear from YOU!

We are accepting exhibit proposals for future exhibit topics. We will review proposals and ideas with the entire staff, and we generally try to have our exhibition schedule planned two to three years in advance.

The Museum’s mission is to collect and interpret items that promote the unique culture and heritage of Williamson County.

If you have an idea or proposal for an exhibition at The Williamson Museum, include the following information in your proposal:

1. What is the topic of your exhibit?
2. Why is the exhibit topic significant?
3. What could the Museum’s visitors see, hear, read, and experience in the exhibit?
4. How would the exhibit top be relevant to visitors’ lives today?
5. How does the exhibit topic fit in with the Museum’s mission?

Please send exhibit proposals to me at:
The Williamson Museum
Attn: Lisa E. Worley, Curator
716 S. Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626

Or you can email them to me at lworley at williamsonmuseum dot org.