Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coming Soon...The Salon

A salon is a gathering of people, who meet partly for amusement and partly to increase their knowledge through conversation.

The Williamson Museum’s Salon
The Salon encourages open, easy-to-understand conversation. No lectures. No PowerPoint. No technical jargon.

The Salon is an event where anyone can participate in topical discussions with leaders in the fields of science, history, art, archaeology and technology, among other topics. Hosted by The Williamson Museum, these monthly talks are held in the banquet room of Wildfire Restaurant and promote discussion of diverse topics in an informal community setting.

The Salon is a new program hosted by The Williamson Museum with once-a-month presentations by leading professionals and researchers in their respective fields. The presentations will be followed by opportunities to mix and mingle with like-minded people.

Admission is free for the presentation, with refreshments offered by Wildfire Restaurant pay-as-go before and after the formal presentation.

Meetings are held once a month (second Wednesday) and begin at 6:30 pm. If participants want dinner, we suggest that they arrive early (say, 5:30 or 6:00 pm) so that they’re done (or eating) before the program starts, or they can stay and eat after the program is over (8:00 or 8:30 pm) with the speaker at a reserved table at Wildfire.

Check back soon for specific speaker information for the first meeting!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Goin' Green

A while back, we rounded up a bunch of our old vinyl banners-- some of the sesquicentennial celebration and those with our old name and logo. We sent them off to a company that makes tote bags and purses out of the banners that we can turn around and feature in the gift shop. They're AWESOME!

This is the "Randi Tote," and it sells for $29.00. It's made from one of the old sesquicentennial banners.

Made from our old logo banner, this is the "Tiara Tote," which costs $35.00.

Your yoga workout won't be complete without this yoga mat bag ($30.00).

This super-cute handbag features an image from the cattle drive; it's priced at $44.00.

And, seriously, my personal favorite: the messenger bag ($52.00). We only have one. I'll fight you for it!