The day before Easter found things hopping once again at the Comanche County Historical Museum as several different things were happening all at once!
The first thing United encountered as we entered the building were Civil War historians Cris Bloyd, Bruce McNutt, and Kevin Wilson who were setting up a display to highlight Civil War weapons and ammunition. If you have an interest in this time period, you need to visit with these three men.
Museum guests enjoyed the weapons display as well as asking these experts questions about their field.
Also setting up Saturday were Ingrid and John Nabors from DeLeon, Texas, experts in the art of spinning and weaving. Ingrid, wearing what she laughingly calls her $1,000 dress, demonstrates the art of spinning.
John, who is self-taught, is the weaving expert of the team, having woven the cloth for Ingrid’s dress. The couple demonstrates their skills at various festivals, etc. You can find them on the web under their company name of Homestead Goodness, 19th century spinners and weavers.
As usual, visitors to the museum were reminded of just how hard life used to be once upon a time.
If you haven’t visited the museum in a while, you might want to make a visit a priority. Volunteers are working constantly to continue to add to exhibits and don’t mind telling you that they consider it the best small-town museum you will find anywhere.