The annual fall meeting of the Edwards Plateau Historical Association will be held in Mason, Texas in the Stribling Room at the Mason County Museum on Saturday, October 2, hosted by the Mason County Historical Commission. Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The association is made up of 22 counties in the Edwards Plateau area. The meetings are open to the public and if you are interested in joining, you can join at this meeting. The association meets the first Saturday in April and the first Saturday in October in one of the counties in the Edwards Plateau area.
Speakers for this meeting are Bob Brinkman from the Texas State Historical Commission whose topic will be, "Historic Schoolhouses of the Edwards Plateau". Fran Hoerster will be speaking on "Stagecoach Travel to and from Ft. McKavett: Riding with Lucia Holmes of Mason, Texas 1875-1876".
There will be a break for lunch catered by Pattie Allen and a short business meeting. Following the lunch/meeting, our third speaker will be John Davis of Mason whose topic is, "What Is an Historical Fact?"
Following the meeting, there will be tours of both the Mason Square Museum and the Mason Historical Museum. Old Yeller Day will also be held the same day so we hope our visitors will be able to enjoy some of those festivities. The Mason Historical Museum will be having an Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along with the Historical Commission’s new research room in the Historical Building.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to: Margaret Gaver, POB 271, Junction, TX 76849 by September 27th so that we may plan for the luncheon. Cost is $10.00.
For more information, contact Jan Appleby, chair of the Mason County Historical Commission at 347-6583 or 347-4058. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).