You and your family are invited to the San Saba Museum’s annual spring event on Sunday afternoon, May 1 at the Gazebo in Mill Pond Park.
The event will feature live music, entertaining speakers, free tours of the museum and homemade refreshments. Museum President Lynn Blankenship will serve as emcee.
The festivities begin at 1:30 pm with pickin’ and singin’ by Roger Whatley. Roger, who’s been playing guitar since he was 11, will perform a variety of western and country music. He may liven things up with a pop song or two and he’ll take requests. Roger and his wife, Carol, have owned the Catclaw Ranch in northeast San Saba County since 2004.
The featured speaker is award winning author Bob Alexander, a native Texan and veteran lawman. Bob brings forth a fresh, practical, and no nonsense perspective highlighting the realities of life-and-death during the Southwest’s turbulent frontier period. After a law enforcement career that began in 1965 and retirement as a Special Agent with the U. S. Treasury Department, Bob taught Criminal Justice courses at an area community college while actively pursuing his interest in writing Old West nonfiction. Well known for his lively writing style and prodigious research, Bob is the author of eleven highly acclaimed books and numerous articles for Outlaw/Lawman and Western publications.
Bob will be accompanied by award-winning author Jan Devereaux who’s well know for her book Pistols, Petticoats & Poker The Real Lottie Deno: No Lies or Alibis. Both Bob and Jan will be happy to autograph copies of their books which will be available for sale.
There will be a very short business meeting. The Museum will elect trustees and officers and provide a brief annual report of this year’s accomplishments and next year’s plans.
After the program, everyone is invited to the museum. The museum is on a path to significantly improve the interior of the building and trustees will be delighted to describe our plans.
The museum is a 501c3 charity and needs donations of every kind—time, money, artifacts, personal stories, etc. Take time to consider the legacy you’re leaving and how the museum might fit into your plans to leave a lasting impression.
Cookies and punch will be served in the museum after the meeting.