USS BLANCO COUNTY — Ever heard of it? Well, it is true and you can go to the Blanco Pioneer Museum on Pecan Street to see pictures, read a story about it and, at a later date, see some pieces. A very interesting story tells when the ship was launched and when it was put out of commission. This is a really special project for the Museum. We are finding out so many Blanco residents never knew Blanco County had a ship named after it. We will have an official unveiling of these at a later date but wanted to share with all the visitors who will be in town this week for the Blanco Lavender Festival.
The World War II exhibit is just fantastic and we are so proud of the way Blanco residents and even some others have come through for this display. You will be surprised what all we have uncovered and what is still being brought in. This exhibit will extend the rest of the year and into the first of next year. We will also have some other events throughout the year to go with this theme. They will be announced.
The Museum is still free for viewing, however, donations are accepted. Pat Ryan donated the use of the building and supported some of the expenses involved with up-keep.
This Museum is really something for Blanco to be proud of. We have been having a few tours lately and the people are amazed at what we have done in such a short time. So Blanco, we hope for your continued support and we will continue to make Blanco proud!
P.S. We still need volunteers at the Museum. I think you would find it very enjoyable and rewarding to be a part of. We appreciate all of our volunteers and may we continue to grow.
For more information about the Blanco Pioneer Museum, call 830-833-5101.