Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Williamson Museum's Memoir/Lifestory Course

Have you ever wondered what a day-in-the-life of your great-great-grandparents would be like? or what one of their most special memories was? How valuable would such stories be to you now?

From August 9th - September 13th, The Williamson Museum will be holding a Memoir/Life-story preservation course. Compose your own history for your future generations! Put your past on paper and ensure that your life story is available for your grand-children's curiosity. Let your life enlighten the future through historical documentation.

-No writing skill is needed. This is about stories, not writing skills.
-We teach you how to: get started and organized with your work, prompt your memories and create your story collection.
-We provide a FUN, supportive environment.

Instructor: Beverly Scott--former teacher and corporate trainer, historian and public speaker.

Registration is $75 for museum members, and $95 for non-members

Thursdays August 9 - Sept. 13, 10-12 noon.


Macy's Shop For a Cause!

On Saturday August 25th Macy's will be hosting its annual Shop for a Cause. For only $5, you are now able to pick up a special shopping pass at the Williamson Museum. This pass will be redeemable for 25% off all regular, sale and clearance items, and 10% off furniture, mattresses, electronics and rugs. All customers with a special shopping pass will also be eligible for a $500 gift card.

All funds raised through sales of the passes will go directly to the Museum, or any participating charitable organization! Stop by the Williamson Museum today and get your pass before they're gone!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Learning about the Spanish Conquistadors exploring Texan lands, and forging our own coat of arms!

Garrett, Jace and Ralston: Brothers in Arms

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Williamson Museum Membership Drive:

The Williamson Museum, the preservers and caretakers of our local
history, is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships to
sustain its communal outreach. We need you--anyone who has interest in
preserving our cultural heritage should consider joining us!

The Williamson Museum and its members are a small yet dedicated team
of history enthusiasts all working together to preserve and understand
the genealogy of our home. Our interests pertain specifically to the
history of Williamson County, and we strive to preserve and exhibit
knowledge and items relating the culture of the entire county. With
the strong support of our members, we are able to hold and participate
in a number of events across the county to promote our shared history
and to cultivate interest in our youth.

The museum provides insight and develops exhibits historical
information based of first-hand sources and experiences of people who
represent how the county has had its impact on the nation, and the
world. We collect stories as much as artifacts, and dedicate ourselves
to educate, entertain, and enlighten our community.

Thanks to our members' contributions, the museum has been able to
serve nearly 10,000 students in the county's schools as well as
welcome more than 12,000 visitors to the museum free of charge. We
have also been able to provide free public events--Chisholm Trail
Days, Pioneer Days, and Archaeology Day--as well as provide traveling
exhibits throughout the county.