Have you seen the sign? If you haven’t, take a trip north on 281 and in the Buggy Barn Museum Complex you will see the sign. The museum will house the European Theatre of Operation. Rick Sebenoler will be handling the European side of the displays and personnel from the Blanco Pioneer Museum and Dennis Moore are working on the displays for the home front.
In a meeting held on May 8, 2013, Barney Cline was asked about the WWII veterans’ oral histories that the Blanco Library has done. The museum would very much like to play the videos as part of telling the stories of the veterans. Sherry Jenkins from the county Historical Commission told about the veteran’s database being established and how wonderful it would be to have it housed in the museum. Everyone attending thought it was a great idea.
Tom and Roxie Avants attended to hear about how the American Legion could be involved. They were very informative and had good ideas. Pat Vallone and Linda Howard represented the Blanco Pioneer Museum and gave a general overview of how the museum would be setting up displays.
Security for this new museum is very tight and everyone was given the tour. As the meeting ended, everyone carried in some of the display items Rick had in his vehicle.
We will be writing more articles to keep everyone informed of the progress. We do need items from Blanco County for the home front displays. Please phone Dennis Moore and he will intake items for the home front.