Tuesday morning October 2, 2012, dawned with museum board members preparing the museum for seven Rising Star High School students. These students are are taking a college history course, and one of the requirements is that they visit a museum. And if there is one thing we have in Comanche, it is a museum, right?
Missy Jones, Henry Adcock, Richard Pinkard, and Fredda Jones gave the students a guided tour of the museum while telling stories of local history. As usual, one of the favorites was the old victrola demonstrated by Richard Pinkard.
Students were also invited to take their seats in what would have been a very fancy ride once upon a time.
Missy even went so far as to explain just what a buggy whip is and how it was used.
One of the subjects we always cover when students visit is our military heritage here in Comanche. We obviously discussed L.D. Cox and the events that led up to the sinking of the Indianapolis, telling students to go back and watch the movie Jaws 1 and to listen for references to that tragic day.
Missy then walked our guests through a brief talk on World War I and II.
And when we had completed the tour, we bribed students with cold sodas to go back home and write good things about the museum!
If your group would like a personal tour of the museum, feel free to call Fredda at 325-280-9083 to make arrangements. The museum does not have a set fee for visiting; however, it does operate on donations from those who visit.
We hope to see you there!