Blanco Pioneer Museum was very pleased to welcome a tour group from New Braunfels visiting the Museum this week. This group consisted of the Heritage Society of New Braunfels and the Docents of Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. They loved the Museum and were just amazed at the World War II Exhibit. Several of our Docents, including Mark Walters, Sabrina Neitch, Delores Bevers, Victor Hinze, and Tommy Vallone, helped welcome the visitors, along with Directors Linda Howard and Pat Vallone.
They were told how this all came together with the help of our Blanco friends and supporters of the Museum. It is unbelievable the way everyone in town has contributed to this exhibit. You must see it to believe it – all the uniforms, pictures, newspapers, magazines and books, plus all the other items on loan for this display. There are many history stories to be read and told.
We are so pleased with the exhibit and we hope to have many more tours from here and different places. We also would like to set up tours with the schools; it will be quite a history lesson.
This exhibit will be on display the rest of this year and maybe into next year. If you haven’t visited yet, please do. The Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm, but will be changing the hours next month to extend some. We are trying to keep it open longer as we get more volunteers. We were so pleased to welcome three new people this past week: Mark Walters, Marilyn Reed, and Sabrina Neitch. One of them just stopped in Friday to see what it was like and started working then and wants to help in so many ways. They are a very welcome addition to our group.
This past weekend was exciting to have more visitors in and still receiving items for display. We will be looking forward to welcoming you to the Museum. It is free to visit the Museum and we want to keep it that way. We are operating on donations. This is something we want to share with everyone and people have been generous to help.
Please stop in and visit and tell others what you saw.