Geography: Williamson County Museum

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So……..  A friend called me up and asked if I wanted to go with her and the kids she was nannying to a local paint your own pottery studio.  I said “Sure!”  What a chance to let my kids get creative, and I don’t have to clean it, SCORE!

So, we loaded all up.  You know, I’ve just noticed I say “so” too much, I really should work on that.  Continuing on.  We drove up to Georgetown, and went to the address the girl insisted it was at, and saw a Spa……  That was not it.  So, we circled around and found this:

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In case you can’t tell the sign says: “Coming soon 8th Street Art Studio.”
We particularly liked the fresh coffee sign in front of the barbed wire.  So, we thought there is no way we were going to take the kids there even if it was open.  NOT HAPPENING.

So, we wandered around downtown Georgetown and discovered this little museum, The Williamson County Museum, a small little free museum telling the history of the county with a few nice interactive exhibits.

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They got to try and figure out how to use a drill from the natives in the area (I didn’t get much chance to read what the signs said, so a lot of this is conjecture).

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Try to grind corn.  This was especially hard because it was a true original corn grinder, and made of real rock.  Very heavy for a three year old.

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And, we got to talk about the less proud moments in American History.  My kids all agree they didn’t like the ghost man.

And, let me brag for a moment on my college.  Way back in the 20s, when Abilene Christian University, was Abilene Christian College, and still fairly small, a collection of KKK burst into chapel in full costume and walked proudly up to the front, and said “We like what you stand for as a college, and want to give you a donation.”  The president of the college at that time turned to him and said, “We don’t like what you stand for, and we will not accept your donation.”  I’ve always liked that story ever since I heard it back in college, and think it’s a neat story about standing up for what’s right.

After we finished up in the museum we continued around the square and saw a lot of cool historic building and ended up in a local bookshop which had this sign:
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Duly noted, not leaving my kids alone.  No matter how much Princess might wish for a dog.

I love little museums like this, they’re fun to find, and I look forward to seeing if we can find any on our trip this summer.

Now, head on over to Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn to see more great geography ideas.

11 thoughts on “Geography: Williamson County Museum

  1. I use the word “so” a lot in my posts too and I always notice that I do.

    I love that sign about unattended children.

    Proud alumni moment! That's great!

    I love finding cool little museums. Last summer we found a firefighters museum in the city where I grew up. We spent hours there alone trying on coats, hats and boots, sliding down the pole, and climbing on old fire engines. It was fantastic! We plan to go back this summer – just realized I forgot to add that to my bucket list.

  2. Don't change a thing about your writing style, it makes your blog one of the most interesting and fun blogs to read!

    Love the way you didn't give up and found such a cool museum to take the kids too. That sign reminds me of Leah and the yarn shop. I've yet to see anything like that around here, but hey I would love to with the way some kids behave!

    Thank you for shaing and linking up this week!

  3. well that seemed like it turned out just great. Its pretty cool that they had the interactive stuff for them.

    by the way, I use 'so' too much as well. I also use “then” a lot as in “then she did this and then she did that”. Not the most skillfull writing, I know.

    I was just at the library used bookstore and I bought a Snow White and Rose Red fairy tale book for my daughter and it reminded me of you and your recent post about fairy tales. Just thought I would mention that I thought about you lol.

  4. well that seemed like it turned out just great. Its pretty cool that they had the interactive stuff for them.

    by the way, I use 'so' too much as well. I also use “then” a lot as in “then she did this and then she did that”. Not the most skillfull writing, I know.

    I was just at the library used bookstore and I bought a Snow White and Rose Red fairy tale book for my daughter and it reminded me of you and your recent post about fairy tales. Just thought I would mention that I thought about you lol.

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