Donna Ingham, noted Texas author, humorist, folklorist and "teller of tales," will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Mason County Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting to be held August 17, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Mason School Cafeteria. She will speak on the topic of "The Lost San Saba Silver Mines," from her recently published book Myths and Legends of Texas. It promises to be an enjoyable evening and all are welcome. This will be an excellent opportunity to renew your membership or join the Historical Society. In addition to the keynote speaker, the events of the evening will also include a short program on the activities of the Historical Society and the three county museums over the past year.
Donna Ingham holds a PhD in English but early in her career began researching Texas history and Texas folklore. She became a public speaker and storyteller, turning her research into talks and stories. Her other publications include the books ‘Tales with a Texas Twist: Original Stories and Enduring Folklore from the Lone Star State’, ‘1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas’ and ‘You Know You’re In Texas When . . ..’ in addition to numerous articles and short stories.
The Mason County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that promotes and maintains historical activities and artifacts related to Mason County. Fort Mason, the Mason County Museum, and the Mason Square Museum are all parts of the Historical Society. Membership is open to anyone interested in the history of Mason County and the surrounding area. If interested in joining and unable to attend the meeting, you can contact Charles Pluenneke, Chair of the Membership Committee (347-5581). Dues are only $10 per person per year. Donations are also always welcomed.