On August 28, 2012, the Blanco Pioneer Museum sponsored the book signing of Mr. Jeffrey Kerr. Mr. Kerr brought both of his books to the signing, but spoke about his newest book. The book is titled “The Republic of Austin” and tells stories of Austin’s history before it became the Capital which we know now. Mr. Kerr related to his audience how he started writing his books. We thank his son for influencing his father to start writing. The two hours were filled with two stories from his book and a slide show of the site of the stories as they look today in Austin.
The story of Hornsby Bend and the Pig Wars were both historical and humorous. Even if you had never been to Austin, you could relate to these stories. A very enjoyable evening was had by all who attended.
We are getting very close to reopening the museum. Everything is ready with some of the finishing touches being put in place this final week. We have memorabilia featuring four movies made from the old west tales. Do you remember True Grit, All the Pretty Horses, and Lonesome Dove, or the remake of the Alamo? Well how do they relate to the Blanco Area? Guess you should come by on Saturday or Sunday September 8th or 9th and find out.
Reminder: The museum is charging a fee to enter and see the exhibits. Adults $2.00 and children $1.00. Come by and enjoy the opening but bring your own chair.