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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 10, 2012

I want to remind you of the movies being shown at the Blanco Library. These movies are free and we have scheduled two showings of each of the movies, so the public could view the movies. Here is the schedule:

1. The Americans on D-Day showing will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and a second showing will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Length of movie 60 minutes.

2. The Americans on Hell’s Highway showing will be Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm and a second showing will be Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Length of movie 60 minutes

3. The Americans in the Bulge showing will be Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm and a second showing will be Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Length of movie 90 minutes.

All of these movies will be shown at the Blanco Library in their large conference room. The Blanco Pioneer Museum will furnish popcorn and drinks for a donation for your added enjoyment. These movies are considered family-friendly movies but, as always, parents should be present with children. These movies are also part of an educational initiative called “Operation Ignite,” which is used in some schools to educate American youth about World War II.

Mark your calendar - a book signing will be sponsored by the Blanco Pioneer Museum for Mr. Jeffrey Kerr on August 28, 2012. This event will be held in the Blanco Library’s large conference room.

Now, can you answer these questions?

1. What endeavor has marked the image of Texas in the National mind?

2. These animals are descendents of the Spanish ranch and mission herds?

3. How much were cattle worth in Texas in 1850?

4. How long would a trail drive from Fredericksburg, Texas to San Diego, California take?

5. Name two famous Texas Trail Drivers?

6. Who started the Chuck Wagon?

7. What happened to calves born on the trail?

8. Did Charles Goodnight keep his promise to his partner?

Well, the answers will be found in our new exhibit scheduled to open September 8 and 9, 2012. Keep reading this newspaper for more information on the new exhibit. Also, we are currently phoning our supporters to return their memorabilia, pictures, and relics from the WWII exhibit, so, if you want to come by the museum, we are ready to return your items, even if I haven’t called you.

Again, thank you for supporting the Blanco Pioneer Museum. We will be accepting Western memorabilia for the exhibit starting August 13, no appointment necessary, someone will be at the museum from 11 am to 3 pm most days to accept your exhibit items.

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