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  • Tue
    11
    Aug
    2015
    5:30 pm - 7 pm

    Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion. The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group. Membership in the group is free and open to the public. In August, we will be reading The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2015
    9am - 12pm

    Send a message to the past! Come learn how to use a telegraph and the basics of Morse Code. Participants will build their own basic telegraph machines to take home. Perfect for flexing those science muscles before school starts! For ages 10 and up. Fee: $20. Registration deadline Saturday, August 8. Call 254-298-5172 to register.

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015

    Kings of the River: Steamboat Transportation in the American South will be on display September 5 - October 31, 2015. On loan from the Briscoe Center for American History in Austin, Kings of the River uses period photos to document daily life along the Mississippi River in the last decades of the 19th century when steamboats and cotton still dominated transportation and commerce. These images provide a remarkable visual record of the great paddlewheel steamboats, including images of their crews, passengers, and luxurious interiors.

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015
    11am-1pm

    Take a step back in time and learn about traditional crafts like weaving, ceramics, quilting, or metalworking. Watch the experts demonstrate their skills and try your hand at crafting your own old-fashioned masterpiece.

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    5:30 pm - 7 pm

    Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion. The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group. Membership in the group is free and open to the public. In September, we will be reading Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean by Les Standiford.

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015
    9am-1pm

    Get excited for one of our biggest family days of the year! If it has wheels, you just might find it here on Transportation Day! Vehicles from our past, present and perhaps even the future will be here to celebrate the things that get people from one place to another. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for exploring.

  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015
    5:30 pm - 7 pm

    Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion. The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group. Membership in the group is free and open to the public. In October, we will be reading Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott.

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015

    Kings of the River: Steamboat Transportation in the American South will be on display September 5 - October 31, 2015.

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015

    On display November 7, 2015 - January 16, 2016, Mail Call, an exhibition from the Smithsonian, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication - from the American Revolution to the current war in Afghanistan. From the earliest handwritten letters that took months to deliver, to today’s instant communication via email or the Internet, the exhibition presents the changing look and format of mail through the decades. It also examines the complex operations systems set in place to ensure safe delivery. Most significantly, it explores the incalculable role mail plays in maintaining the morale of our troops.

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
    11am-1pm

    From smoke signals to cell phones, humans have always found ways to talk to each other. Celebrate the history of communication and try your hand at sending messages in new and old ways.

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015
    5:30 pm - 7 pm

    Join the museum on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm for a book discussion. The book club focuses on non-fiction books relating to American history or other historical topics of interest to the group. Membership in the group is free and open to the public. In November, we will be reading The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean.

  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016

    Mail Call will be on display November 7, 2015 - January 16, 2016.