Have you thought what living in the 1800s was like? Would you go to the barn and milk the cow, gather eggs, or go to the old smokehouse just to get ham or bacon for your breakfast? Yes you would if you lived in the 1800s because a refrigerator just did not exist yet! If you would like to make this journey of finding out what did not exist or changed since you were born and grew to adulthood, come to the Blanco Pioneer Museum. You will find 25 areas to enlighten you on how much our world has changed. Children in the family will be amazed to see how great-grandmothers churned their butter, ironed their clothes, and washed clothes, so the museum decided to do a special opening for children.
A special opening for children on October 23 will be done, so bring a child in costume to tour the museum and, upon leaving, the child will receive a goody bag with school supplies and treats. This only happens between 4 pm and 5 pm on October 23, so put the Blanco Pioneer Museum on your calendar.
Our exhibit opening of American Living did have rain but the auction still continued and a fun time was had by all. The Dry River Band played under the tent and later under the old lumber shed. The auction was a success and the miniature horse, donated by Jane Macon, has a new home. Our thanks to all of the wonderful people who gave of their talents and time and donated to help the museum raise funds to continue to operate. We also want to make sure the Blanco Police are mentioned, because they did a wonderful job of keeping everyone safe!
Please watch for our next exhibit coming in January 2011. See you at the museum and mention the Blanco Pioneer Museum to your friends!