Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The Museum will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Wednesday, December 23, through Monday, December 28.

We will open with our regular hours (10 am to 6 pm) on Tuesday, December 29, but please note that we will be closed on Friday, January 1, for New Year's Day.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Book Signing

Tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, I'll be signing copies of our new book, Williamson County, published by Arcadia Publishing.

If you haven't picked up your copy yet, here's your chance:
Hastings Books
2200 I H 35 S
Round Rock, TX 78681-8001
(512) 244-2223

We also sell copies of the book in the Museum's gift shop. You can always stop by the Museum to purchase your copy, too!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Busy Times

I always used to think that our quiet time was October through January-- those few months after Up the Chisholm Trail. But, this year it's very different. And, really, this month is very busy with events, regular business, and the holidays.

Here's a run down of the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, December 2:
I'll be in an all-day workshop. Plus, we're having our Volunteer Christmas Party. It'll be held at the Georgetown Winery. (I've made yummy artichoke-olive tapenade to put on crostini.)

Thursday, December 3:
For me, I'll be in the second day of my all-day workshop. Mickie has a trunk show at a local school and then a scout tour in the evening.

Friday, December 4:
It's First Friday! That means we'll be open until 8:00 pm (ish). This First Friday, the Sun City Dulcimers are playing in the gallery. In addition, the new Williamson County book is out, and Chris and I will be doing our first book signing.

Saturday, December 5:
Ho, ho, ho...It's the Christmas Stroll! Staff will get here early in order to prepare for our Members' Only party, which will be held at the Courthouse. We'll have brunch goodies (including mimosas), and attendees can watch the Christmas Stroll parade from the balcony. The Museum will open as soon as the party and parade are done. We'll be open late into the evening, since there will be exciting things happening around the square. Make sure to stop by the Museum for some hot cider.

Wednesday, December 9:
Join us at Wildfire for December's Salon. This month, we'll hear from Dr. Bonnie Stump who is going to discuss rainwater harvesting in central Texas.

Thursday, December 10:
Mickie's got Tippet Middle School (7th graders) coming for a field trip. There's a BIG group of students, so we'll be giving them the works!

Friday, December 11:
Mickie's going to Brushy Creek school for a trunk show.

Saturday, December 12:
If you missed your chance to purchase your signed copy of Williamson County at the Museum's First Friday, stop by the Round Rock Hastings between 12:30 and 3:30 pm. I'll be there!