The San Saba Museum offers free tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. The tours will continue through September.
The museum has a fresh look, new artifacts and new interpretations of some of our most-loved exhibits. Volunteer docents will guide you through or let you wander at your own pace.
Some of the changes you’ll notice include the handsome display case which was generously donated by Kelly Reavis. Through the efforts of Vickie Stevenson, Kelly donated the case which was previously at Sugarbaker’s. Kelly is the daughter of Barbara and David Gilger.
The Reavis case is located in the Museum’s Hall of Honors. This area features some of San Saba’s most famous heroes. The case proudly holds the artifacts of one of San Saba’s favorite sons, Charles T. McDowell. McDowell is well-known for his outstanding military career and his commitment to lifelong learning.
In addition to the McDowell exhibit, the Hall features the parachute that saved the life of B-24 Bomber pilot Capt. Graham Eldon Duncan and the Japanese flag, dog tags and medals brought home from Okinawa by Fayette Moore. Additional exhibits include the photos taken by James A. Carrigan and friends while serving on the Island of Kwajalein in the South Pacific. World War I artifacts include the Army Field cook stove and helmet belonging to Knight Carter. We can’t list all the interesting exhibits and displays—you’ll just have to come see for yourself!
And, what better time to come? As the Fourth of July approaches, shouldn’t we all take time to honor those currently serving in the military as well as those who gave so much to preserve our freedom?
For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Museum President Lynn Blankenship at 325-372-8807 or visit the museum’s web site at:www.sansabamuseum.org.