Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Love Williamson County: Pioneer Day Poster Contest

Students from Williamson County were invited to submit an artistic interpretation of what makes Williamson county special.  This contest is to honor pioneers of the area who created the wonderful culture we have today.  The exhibit will be up for 6 months and you can come check it out for the first time during First Friday in May from 6-8pm.  See our website for more information on Pioneer Day as well!

Miria Isbell

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New At The Museum Store

We have two new great items at The Williamson Museum Store.  The "just off the press"  Historic Homes of Georgetown has arrived and is already a big hit.   For something a little different we are now selling a local product, Today's Farm Freeze-Dried Fruit Snack from Justus Foods Inc.

This week we will be stocking some new wood toys and some old fashioned candy.

Hope you stop in and use your membership discount to buy some of our new products.   If you are not members we would love to have you join and you can also take advantage of discounts at the store.

Jim Ross
Visitor Services Coordinator

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Behind the Scenes

If you've ever wondered how much work it takes to put up a new exhibit at the Williamson Museum, we'll tell you- it's a lot!! This past January we opened our newest exhibit A Cabinet of Curiosities, and due to funding, the staff got to do must of the 'grunt work'. They never tell you in Museum School that you'll need to learn how to properly apply gold stenciling to a wall, or how to patch holes, tape off an area with painters tape, properly prime, paint, stain, wood grain, or, or... I digress...
I've included a few pictures for your enjoyment, and in order to see the finished product- come to the museum!!! You'll be just as pleased with the new exhibit as we are! ENJOY.

 Out with the old and in with the new!
scraping tape and pulling off boards- our arms were sore!



Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Davis

How long have you been volunteering with the WM?
Since April 2010

What are your primary duties?
Cataloging collections, assisting with educational activities and acting as a docent.

How many hours per week do you usually volunteer?

What type of training did you have?:
Volunteer orientation and docent training
How do you feel your work helps others?
By becoming more knowledgeable about Williamson county, I am able to transfer that knowledge to both local residents and out-of-town visitors who come to the museum.

What you enjoy most about WM?
Working with a group of very professional and dedicated staff and volunteers to accomplish the mission set forth for the success of the museum.

What's unique about WM?
I especially like the fact that the volunteer can pick and choose what he wants to do from a wide variety of activities and work as much as he wants within a flexible schedule made possible by procedures developed by museum staff.

As for the museum itself, I think the most unique thing about it is its location. It is a stone’s throw from the courthouse where so much of Williamson County’s history has been made. And, it is on the town square which allows it to benefit visitation wise from people coming to town on courthouse business, to shop and/or sightsee. Local business benefits from people that come primarily to visit the museum and then finish their trip with a little shopping.

Personal information about yourself:
Born and raised in southern Indiana (a native Hoosier). I have a B.S.C.E from Purdue University. Worked in private industry for several small and large consulting engineering firms. Then moved to Texas in 1996 after retirement. I currently live in Sun City with my wife and two cats. We spend summers in Canada and winters in Texas.

Interested in Volunteering? Please contact Celina Aguirre at for more information.