The planning stage for a new Western exhibit has come to a short pause because we need the assistance of the Blanco community again. We are seeking people who have knowledge or families who have a family brand. Brands were registered with the county that you lived in at one time and were used to identify your livestock, such as cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. Sometimes they were used to mark the cattle with the brand using an iron in the shape of the brand. The iron was heated and pushed against the cow’s hide and burned into the hide of the animal. Sometimes the pioneer would cut the animal’s ears with notches, but they would still register these with the county.
If you have a family brand, branding iron, or know of a brand used in Blanco County since the early 1800s, please contact Linda Howard at 830-833-4971, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring a copy of the brand and your information by the museum at 418 Pecan Street.
Our current WWII exhibit will be showing through the early summer months. If you would like to see the exhibit on days that we are not open, please call Nell Krueger at 833-5774 to make arrangements for a private tour. Also, Nell is still receiving yard sale items for the museum’s benefit yard sale on March 3.
As always, we appreciate everything the community does for the museum.