Friday, August 20, 2010

Two more wagons!

We received two more wagon entries for next month's Up the Chisholm Trail event on September 17 & 18 at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown.

Rocking T
R - D Chuckwagon

That means we'll have a total of 7 wagons competing in this year's event. For more information about Up the Chisholm Trail and to see a schedule of events, please visit the event website at

We'll see you there!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Historic photographs: online and searchable

Check out our new searchable format for looking at photographs from the Museum's collection. Included in the database are images from the Sesquicentennial Collection, Images from the Williamson County Courthouse, and photographs of Pioneers of Williamson County.

Check them out here!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wagons, wagons, wagons!

We've got 5 wagons signed up for next month's Up the Chisholm Trail Chuckwagon Cook-off:

Bertie Bell from San Angelo
Break Away Wagon from Stamford
Ellis Cattle Co. from Sinton
Wish Bone from Axtell
Bear Creek Ranch from Kerrville

Our favorite musicians/chuckwagon team from Houston, The Buckaroo Band, will be at the event on Friday and Saturday night providing us with hours of music entertainment.

We'll see you there: Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18, in San Gabriel Park in Georgetown!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

High Cotton

Come by to see our newest exhibit: High Cotton: Farming in Williamson County.

Drawn to the rich blackland soils in the eastern portion of Williamson County, early inhabitants farmed the land. The soils in Williamson County are some of the finest farmland in Texas. The landscape is rich with trees and rivers and creeks. Settlers, foreign and American, arrived in Texas in the 1820s seeking that fertile land and a better life.

The Williamson Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.