• Comanche, Texas Museum Just Keeps Wowing Guests!

    CRIS BLOYD

    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.

    CONFEDERATE 12 POUNDER

    UNION 12 POUNDER

     

    WEAPONS DISPLAY

    CRIS, BRUCE, AND KEVIN

    SPINNING

    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.

    WEAVING

    IT'S ALL IN THE FOOTWORK.

    FOSSILIZED BONEBill McCool brought in a treasure for the museum, showing off a fossilized bone that he had found. In showing it to us, Bill explained that the bone could be understood by comparing it to the bone in the forearm, just above the wrist. Of course, we all agreed that it was a very, very lare bone and we would have hated to have met the critter while he was still on the hoof! YOU CAN SEE THE BREAK AND NEW GROWTH.

    A wonderful new addition to the museum is the 45-star American flag, donated by Suzanne Wilson this past Saturday. The beautiful linen flag is truly a treasure.

     

    SUZANNE AND RICHARD WITH THE 45-STAR FLAG.

    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.

    About Stacy Dudley

    With a BBA with an emphasis in Marketing, Stacy is the owner of The Moxie Room, a marketing firm located in Comanche, Texas. She is the master of strategy and the executor of said strategies. From conception to completion, she oversees each and every project acting as a liaison between creative and client. Before founding The Moxie Room, Stacy bulked up her portfolio all over the continent. From strategic planning, media relations, special events, internal communications, cause branding, ideation and new product launch management, her work has taken her from living in Texas to Tennessee to Toronto to Edmonton Alberta Canada.
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