This past Thursday found Richard and Caroline Pinkard, Missy Jones, Cliff Conway, Henry Adcock, and Delma Walters at the museum bright and early to welcome 101 seventh grade students and six teachers from Comanche ISD. The students were divided into groups and given a narrated tour of the museum and its treasures.
With stories of Mart Fleming, Boss Greene, John Wesley Hardin, Sally Hulsey, Dora Nabers, and L.D. Cox, to Civil War weapons, butter churns, and saloons, students were immersed into a past about which most had very little knowledge. Of course, it was the goal of the volunteers that they leave knowing just a little more about Comanche County and its rich history than they knew when they arrived.
And…I have to insert here that we conduct many, many students through the museum each year, and this just may have been the most well behaved group yet. Teachers Schrenia Carr, Donna Jones, Susan Jones, Tori Proffitt, Jacob Stephenson, and Tommy Wilson can all give themselves a tremendous pat on the back for having their students trained on how to act in public as well as how to treat a museum. GREAT JOB!
If you have not visited the museum in a while, you need to make a point of visiting in the near future. Also, if you are looking for a chance to volunteer your time to a very worthwhile cause, the museum could certainly use you!