Friday, April 24, 2009

Wanted: collections management intern

We're looking to hire a collections management intern for a three-month period. The job description and requirements are below. If you are interested, make sure to contact me.

Judge Thomas Proctor Hughes and Tom E. Nelson Families Museum Internship

Description: The Williamson Museum is located in Georgetown, Texas, 30 miles north of Austin. The Williamson Museum is housed in the 1911 Farmers State Bank building and serves as the county history museum. The Museum Intern will assist with the research, cataloguing, organization and the updating of information in the Museum’s collections database (PastPerfect). Working under the supervision of the Curator, the intern will be assigned collections management projects to complete both independently and as part of a team. This internship program is named for and is established to honor two Williamson County pioneering families: the T.P. Hughes and the Nelson families. To learn more about The Williamson Museum, visit our website at

Required Qualifications: Applicants are required to have completed or working to complete a master’s degree in museum studies, public history, archival studies or other related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a historical organization or museum. All applicants must demonstrate organizational skills, strong communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and the ability to work independently as well as in a group.

Compensation: The full-time, three-month internship pays a stipend of $1000 per month (for a total of $3000 for the internship). In addition, the internship can be completed for course credit depending on school requirements.

Dates of Internship: The internship may be scheduled any time from June 1 through the end of 2009.

How to apply: For consideration, please send cover letter and resume with three (3) references to Lisa Worley, Curator at The Williamson Museum, by email to, or by fax to 512-943-1672. Applications should be received by May 8, 2009.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Are you a museum member?

During the Red Poppy Festival Parade, we are hosting a brunch from 9 am to 10 am exclusively for members of the Museum.

This special brunch will be held at the Williamson County Courthouse. We will watch the parade from the balconies of the courthouse. This is a chance for the Museum to show appreciation for our members, as well as a chance for everyone to mingle.

It's not formal but a chance to share in conversation, eat, and watch the parade from a special place.

If you would like the chance to participate in future members-only events, please contact Celina at The Williamson Museum: caguirre[at] or 512-943-1670.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Photographs...and more photographs

We did it! We have finally entered all of the Sesquicentennial Photograph Collection into our collections database. It only took three weeks of work-- entering information, resizing photographs for addition to the database, and going through a couple of different logs and files to get information together. It's a huge accomplishment-- the collection has over 1000 photographs. This is especially important as we start identifying photographs and writing text for a new pictorial history of Williamson County book.

Here's a sample of a couple of the photographs.

If you'd like to see the photograph collection, visit our website at Click on COLLECTIONS, and then on VIEW OUR HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS. From there, you find PDFs with thumbnail images and descriptions of the Sesquicentennial Photograph Collection. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Salon- Wednesday, April 8

Join us for April's Salon in Wildfire's backroom @ 6:30 pm. On April 8, Bob Hudgins, Director of the Texas Film Commission, will talk about making movies and their economic impact in Texas.