Thursday, October 29, 2009


I spent all day yesterday transferring all of my software, documents, etc. from my old computer to my Brand New One. The old computer predates the start of my employment at the Museum. It ran great...until a couple of months ago. All of the sudden, it started moving slowly. Sometimes it would take up to 10 minutes to open a Word document or a Photoshop file. Then, to print? For get about it.

I ordered a new computer in early October. It was delivered last week, but with two days of archaeology events, I didn't have time to install everything until yesterday. I was mainly worried about transferring information from our collections/membership database, called PastPerfect. My computer works as the network from which all the other staff members access the program and information. I had to backup all the information, install all the new software, restore the backed up information, make the files to PastPerfect networked (or "share" them) with the other computers, THEN reconnect everyone else's computers to PastPerfect. There's a couple of little glitches, but all in all, it was well worth the way. This Brand New Computer is super-fast. I love it!

Speaking of scary...Make sure you join us tomorrow night for Walking Ghost Tours of the Downtown Courthouse Square. Tickets are $10 each, and tours are at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Before, After, and Up Next

A couple of weeks ago, Round Rock Public Library asked if we'd like to put together a temporary exhibit for them. I drove over to check out the space. Here's what the empty case looked like.

It took us about a week and a half, but we came up with a nice little exhibit about the museum-- what we collect, what we exhibit, and examples of interesting artifacts and photographs from the permanent collection. Here's what the finished exhibit looks like.

Don't forget: ARCHEOLOGY DAY is this Saturday, October 24, at Berry Springs Park and Preserve. Visit our website for more information and a map to the park. (Or see the flier from my earlier blog post below.)

Hope to see you soon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Archeology Day- October 24

Join us next Saturday (October 24) from 10 am to 3 pm for Archeology Day at Berry Springs Park 7 Preserve!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Coming Soon!

I'm working on a new photograph exhibit featuring images that are in the new Images of America: Williamson County book written by Museum staff, which will be published at the end of November 2009.

In the mean time, I hope we'll see you at next week's Salon.