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Yahoo! the Real County Historical Museum Raffle is over and wow was it a success or what!! Thank you to everyone who par...
12/02/2022

Yahoo! the Real County Historical Museum Raffle is over and wow was it a success or what!! Thank you to everyone who participated, both winners and losers! In total we raffled off 2 quilts and a basket of historical books! Also thanks to all of you have become members of the Real County Historical Museum! We hope to get that group organized better and keep everyone better informed on the "goings on" at the museum. It just takes a bit but we haven't forgotten you! And the winners of the quilts were lucky Peggy Jo Taylor from the Nueces Canyon and the book will go to Karen Bravenec from Corpus Christi!! I talked to her yesterday and she is very excited. So thanks to everyone and have a safe and Merry Christmas ya'll!!

12/01/2022

Congratulations to Karen Bravenec! She was the winner of the Basket of Books! Thanks to everyone who participated, as we far exceeded our goal! We appreciate all who have supported the Real County Historical Museum!

12/01/2022

The last day, very last day of the Real County Historical Museum Raffle is here. Raffle closes at High Noon today! December 1!!! Connie will have the museum open beginning at around 9:45 and the drawing will be at 1:00. You can also get tickets at the Real County Public Library or VENMO to Historical Museum of Real County and just skip the number that it asks for....it may be 4873 but not sure but I do know that you can skip through it!! Proceeds of this raffle goes to a worthy cause!!!

The last day, very last day of the Real County Historical Museum Raffle is here. Raffle closes at High Noon today! Decem...
12/01/2022

The last day, very last day of the Real County Historical Museum Raffle is here. Raffle closes at High Noon today! December 1!!! Connie will have the museum open beginning at around 9:45 and the drawing will be at 1:00. You can also get tickets at the Real County Public Library or VENMO to Historical Museum of Real County and just skip the number that it asks for....it may be 4873 but not sure but I do know that you can skip through it!! Proceeds of this raffle goes to a worthy cause!!!

You are running out of time!!!! Tomorrow at High Noon is the last minute to purchase your raffle tickets for the Basket ...
11/30/2022

You are running out of time!!!! Tomorrow at High Noon is the last minute to purchase your raffle tickets for the Basket of Books!!!Help your local Real County Historical Museum!! You can get your last minute tickets from the following: You can purchase via VENMO use the name Historical Museum of Real County ....it will ask for a phone number try 4873 or you can just skip through it; REAL COUNTY LIBRARY cash or check; FIND ME or another DIRECTOR, and CONNIE will have the MUSEUM open tomorrow December 1 at around 9:30 and you can drop by there!! The money raised will go to a great cause. We need a few large things and some small things to improve this little jewel in our county! Please be part of this and thank you so much!

Photos from Real County Historical Museum's post
11/29/2022

Photos from Real County Historical Museum's post

Get your RAFFLE Tickets so you can learn the connection these two photos have with our Raffle for the Real County Histor...
11/29/2022

Get your RAFFLE Tickets so you can learn the connection these two photos have with our Raffle for the Real County Historical Museum!! Yes, should you win the Basket of Books you can easily find out why these two photos showed up on FB last night and it wasn't my post! Imagine that! This beautiful young lady and John Leakey were posted right there in a post about her dress of all things but the mystery can be solved if you win the books and if you don't will I will tell you but you can't win if you don't purchase raffle tickets! Find me, or Venmo your money to Historical Museum of Real County, or go to the Museum on Thursday morning as Connie will have the museum open so you can last minute purchase! See you there, drawing is Thursday, December 1 at 1:00pm Contest closes at noon on Thursday!

Photos from Real County Historical Museum's post
11/28/2022

Photos from Real County Historical Museum's post

All most time for the last raffle drawing at the Real County Historical Museum!!! And Connie has said that she will open...
11/28/2022

All most time for the last raffle drawing at the Real County Historical Museum!!! And Connie has said that she will open the museum on December 1 so that everyone can drop by and get those last minute tickets for the Basket of Books!! Stop by the museum between 10:00 and Noon on Thursday December 1 and get your tickets! Raffle closes at 12 noon on Thursday and drawing will be at 1:00pm that day! You can also Venmo to us at Historical Museum of Real County and we will fill out your tickets and get them in the drawing for you!! Tickets are 1.00 each with price breaks depending how the amount of money you send!!!

11/14/2022

Raffle and Schedules: You can still purchase raffle tickets at the museum this coming Friday, November 18, 2022. You can also purchase raffle tickets at the Real County Library. So stop there during the week and grab a book to read and purchase a raffle ticket. You can also use Venmo to purchase tickets. Our name to use is: Historical Museum of Real County….. then skip the phone number if it asks and mention that you want tickets and leave your address if you want your ticket stubs mailed. Carol Ann will confirm and one of us will fill out your tickets and drop them in the bucket! How cool and techie is that! Well, it is techie for us old ladies but thanks to our distinguished Tech person, Haden Hart, we are getting there!

The museum will be closed on Saturday the 19th but we hope to see you all at the Historical Commission meeting at 2:00 at the Nutrition Center. The museum will be open the Friday after Thanksgiving, thanks to the Kolbs!!! Bring your Thanksgiving guests by! You can walk through our doors for $2.00 each or you and your guests can become members of The Real County Historical Museum for $10.00 and then with your card you can visit the museum any time for a year! We have plans for some new additions this coming year and can’t wait to share them with you as we get them done.

11/14/2022

Raffle and Schedules: You can still purchase raffle tickets at the museum this coming Friday, November 18, 2022. You can also purchase raffle tickets at the Real County Library. So stop there during the week and grab a book to read and purchase a raffle ticket. You can also use Venmo to purchase tickets. Our name to use is: Historical Museum of Real County….. then skip the phone number if it asks and mention that you want tickets and leave your address if you want your ticket stubs mailed. Carol Ann will confirm and one of us will fill out your tickets and drop them in the bucket! How cool and techie is that! Well, it is techie for us old ladies but thanks to our distinguished Tech person, Haden Hart, we are getting there!

The museum will be closed on Saturday the 19th but we hope to see you all at the Historical Commission meeting at 2:00 at the Nutrition Center. The museum will be open the Friday after Thanksgiving, thanks to the Kolbs!!! Bring your Thanksgiving guests by! You can walk through our doors for $2.00 each or you and your guests can become members of The Real County Historical Museum for $10.00 and then with your card you can visit the museum any time for a year! We have plans for some new additions this coming year and can’t wait to share them with you as we get them done.

Raffle and Schedules: You can still purchase raffle tickets at the museum this coming Friday, November 18, 2022. You can...
11/14/2022

Raffle and Schedules: You can still purchase raffle tickets at the museum this coming Friday, November 18, 2022. You can also purchase raffle tickets at the Real County Library. So stop there during the week and grab a book to read and purchase a raffle ticket. You can also use Venmo to purchase tickets. Our name to use is: Historical Museum of Real County….. then skip the phone number if it asks and mention that you want tickets and leave your address if you want your ticket stubs mailed. Carol Ann will confirm and one of us will fill out your tickets and drop them in the bucket! How cool and techie is that! Well, it is techie for us old ladies but thanks to our distinguished Tech person, Haden Hart, we are getting there!

The museum will be closed on Saturday the 19th but we hope to see you all at the Historical Commission meeting at 2:00 at the Nutrition Center. The museum will be open the Friday after Thanksgiving, thanks to the Kolbs!!! Bring your Thanksgiving guests by! You can walk through our doors for $2.00 each or you and your guests can become members of The Real County Historical Museum for $10.00 and then with your card you can visit the museum any time for a year! We have plans for some new additions this coming year and can’t wait to share them with you as we get them done.

11/14/2022

The last book to review in the “Basket of Books” but certainly not the least is “A Stitch in Rhyme”. The Real County Historical Museum made a friend for life when the author of this book stepped up with advice on the beyond successful “The Lost Art Quilt Show”. Yvonne Hollenbeck is not only an accomplished quilter but she is an amazing cowboy poet and a friend of mine. She very graciously gave advice, donated books and would have been here for the quilt show but the drive was a bit far, since she is from South Dakota! Her poem, “Pieces of the Past”, that is in this book on page 55, so fit with the theme of the quilt show and the museum itself. So thank you to Yvonne for everything and congratulations to the person who wins this “Basket of Books”

11/14/2022

The last book to review in the “Basket of Books” but certainly not the least is “A Stitch in Rhyme”. The Real County Historical Museum made a friend for life when the author of this book stepped up with advice on the beyond successful “The Lost Art Quilt Show”. Yvonne Hollenbeck is not only an accomplished quilter but she is an amazing cowboy poet and a friend of mine. She very graciously gave advice, donated books and would have been here for the quilt show but the drive was a bit far, since she is from South Dakota! Her poem, “Pieces of the Past”, that is in this book on page 55, so fit with the theme of the quilt show and the museum itself. So thank you to Yvonne for everything and congratulations to the person who wins this “Basket of Books”

The last book to review in the “Basket of Books” but certainly not the least is “A Stitch in Rhyme”. The Real County His...
11/14/2022

The last book to review in the “Basket of Books” but certainly not the least is “A Stitch in Rhyme”. The Real County Historical Museum made a friend for life when the author of this book stepped up with advice on the beyond successful “The Lost Art Quilt Show”. Yvonne Hollenbeck is not only an accomplished quilter but she is an amazing cowboy poet and a friend of mine. She very graciously gave advice, donated books and would have been here for the quilt show but the drive was a bit far, since she is from South Dakota! Her poem, “Pieces of the Past”, that is in this book on page 55, so fit with the theme of the quilt show and the museum itself. So thank you to Yvonne for everything and congratulations to the person who wins this “Basket of Books”

11/12/2022

Museum Minute: Another book in the Book Basket, that you could win, is "Tales of the Frio Canyon". This is a book that I wrote a few years ago and I have been very proud of it. It won 2 Will Rogers Medallion Awards, one for Best Non Fiction and one for best Layout and Design! All of the stories relate to the Frio Canyon one way or the other! Get your Raffle Tickets soon, Drawing will be December 1, 2022. Raffle closes at noon on December 1 with drawing to follow shortly after!! You can Venmo to us at Historical Museum of Real County or drop by the Museum today Saturday November 12 from 10 to 2 and get your tickets!

11/12/2022

Museum Minute: Another book in the Book Basket, that you could win, is "Tales of the Frio Canyon". This is a book that I wrote a few years ago and I have been very proud of it. It won 2 Will Rogers Medallion Awards, one for Best Non Fiction and one for best Layout and Design! All of the stories relate to the Frio Canyon one way or the other! Get your Raffle Tickets soon, Drawing will be December 1, 2022. Raffle closes at noon on December 1 with drawing to follow shortly after!! You can Venmo to us at Historical Museum of Real County or drop by the Museum today Saturday November 12 from 10 to 2 and get your tickets!

Museum Minute: Another book in the Book Basket, that you could win, is "Tales of the Frio Canyon". This is a book that I...
11/12/2022

Museum Minute: Another book in the Book Basket, that you could win, is "Tales of the Frio Canyon". This is a book that I wrote a few years ago and I have been very proud of it. It won 2 Will Rogers Medallion Awards, one for Best Non Fiction and one for best Layout and Design! All of the stories relate to the Frio Canyon one way or the other! Get your Raffle Tickets soon, Drawing will be December 1, 2022. Raffle closes at noon on December 1 with drawing to follow shortly after!! You can Venmo to us at Historical Museum of Real County or drop by the Museum today Saturday November 12 from 10 to 2 and get your tickets!

11/12/2022

Two members of the newly formed Friend of the Real County Historical Museum dropped by to visit and tour the museum yesterday! Joyce Weston and Tom Holmes, it was good to see and visit with you about Real County History. Come back and wave your membership cards again!!

11/11/2022

Stop by the Real County Historical Museum Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th! We would love to have you stop by and visit!

Get your raffle tickets soon!!! Raffle will end at noon on December 1, 2022!! Tickets can be purchased at the Real Count...
11/10/2022

Get your raffle tickets soon!!! Raffle will end at noon on December 1, 2022!! Tickets can be purchased at the Real County Historical Museum or via VENMO... Historical Museum of Real County.

Museum Minute: Recently added to the Basket of Books is the remarkable account of the “Tragedy at the McLaurin Ranch”. This book was written by Margaret McLaurin Henderson, the granddaughter of Alonso McLaurin. Alonso’s life was miraculously sparred that tragic day in April of 1881. The book is a full account of families and events that were involved in this tragedy. The conflict is possibly the last in the state of Texas. It also contains a copy of the story written by John McLaurin, husband of Kate, in his own hand. So this book is a must read for anyone interested in history of Texas and Real County.

11/10/2022

Museum Minute: Recently added to the Basket of Books is the remarkable account of the “Tragedy at the McLaurin Ranch”. This book was written by Margaret McLaurin Henderson, the granddaughter of Alonso McLaurin. Alonso’s life was miraculously sparred that tragic day in April of 1881. The book is a full account of families and events that were involved in this tragedy. The conflict is possibly the last in the state of Texas. It also contains a copy of the story written by John McLaurin, husband of Kate, in his own hand. So this book is a must read for anyone interested in history of Texas and Real County.

Museum Minute:  Recently added to the Basket of Books is the remarkable account of the “Tragedy at the McLaurin Ranch”. ...
11/10/2022

Museum Minute: Recently added to the Basket of Books is the remarkable account of the “Tragedy at the McLaurin Ranch”. This book was written by Margaret McLaurin Henderson, the granddaughter of Alonso McLaurin. Alonso’s life was miraculously sparred that tragic day in April of 1881. The book is a full account of families and events that were involved in this tragedy. The conflict is possibly the last in the state of Texas. It also contains a copy of the story written by John McLaurin, husband of Kate, in his own hand. So this book is a must read for anyone interested in history of Texas and Real County.

Raffle tickets can be purchased through Venmo,  Historical Museum of Real County
11/09/2022

Raffle tickets can be purchased through Venmo, Historical Museum of Real County

The second important book in the Basket of Books to be raffled on December 1, 2022 to benefit the Real County Historical Museum in Leakey, Texas is, "Grandad and I" by John Leakey! The author is the grandson of John Leakey, the founder of Leakey, Texas. John, the grandson, was raised by the elder John and Nancy Leakey and from all available information he was somewhat of a "stinker" as a young man. The book tells of his early life and his days after he ran away from home to join a trail drive that ended in North Dakota. His life there was as exciting as him. It is a must read for any historian. The original "Grandad and I" is out of print and copies of it are as scarce as "hen's teeth" and if lucky enough to find a copy they are usually pricey. This prompted me to have the book reprinted. All monies made from the book, except for the printing of it, go to different causes in the county! So get your raffle tickets before High Noon on December 1, 2022!!!!

11/09/2022

The second important book in the Basket of Books to be raffled on December 1, 2022 to benefit the Real County Historical Museum in Leakey, Texas is, "Grandad and I" by John Leakey! The author is the grandson of John Leakey, the founder of Leakey, Texas. John, the grandson, was raised by the elder John and Nancy Leakey and from all available information he was somewhat of a "stinker" as a young man. The book tells of his early life and his days after he ran away from home to join a trail drive that ended in North Dakota. His life there was as exciting as him. It is a must read for any historian. The original "Grandad and I" is out of print and copies of it are as scarce as "hen's teeth" and if lucky enough to find a copy they are usually pricey. This prompted me to have the book reprinted. All monies made from the book, except for the printing of it, go to different causes in the county! So get your raffle tickets before High Noon on December 1, 2022!!!!

The second important book in the Basket of Books to be raffled on December 1, 2022 to benefit the Real County Historical...
11/09/2022

The second important book in the Basket of Books to be raffled on December 1, 2022 to benefit the Real County Historical Museum in Leakey, Texas is, "Grandad and I" by John Leakey! The author is the grandson of John Leakey, the founder of Leakey, Texas. John, the grandson, was raised by the elder John and Nancy Leakey and from all available information he was somewhat of a "stinker" as a young man. The book tells of his early life and his days after he ran away from home to join a trail drive that ended in North Dakota. His life there was as exciting as him. It is a must read for any historian. The original "Grandad and I" is out of print and copies of it are as scarce as "hen's teeth" and if lucky enough to find a copy they are usually pricey. This prompted me to have the book reprinted. All monies made from the book, except for the printing of it, go to different causes in the county! So get your raffle tickets before High Noon on December 1, 2022!!!!

11/07/2022

Museum Minute: For those of you who would like to purchase raffle tickets or just make a huge donation, our VENMO call name is Historical Museum of Real County make sure to note that it is for raffle tickets and we will need your name and phone number please. If you want the stubs we will need your mailing address. Thanks so much!

11/07/2022

Museum Minute: For those of you who would like to purchase raffle tickets or just make a huge donation, our VENMO call name is Historical Museum of Real County make sure to note that it is for raffle tickets and we will need your name and phone number please. If you want the stubs we will need your mailing address. Thanks so much!

Museum Minute: For those of you who would like to purchase raffle tickets or just make a huge donation, our VENMO call n...
11/07/2022

Museum Minute: For those of you who would like to purchase raffle tickets or just make a huge donation, our VENMO call name is Historical Museum of Real County make sure to note that it is for raffle tickets and we will need your name and phone number please. If you want the stubs we will need your mailing address. Thanks so much!

11/07/2022

Museum Minute: The Number 1 book in our Book Basket Raffle has to be “Wagons Ho”. It is a collection of stories of the families who came and settled Real County. Compiled and edited by Marjorie Kellner, it is a massive book but it has the answer to just about any historical question that you might have about the settling of this area. It includes the stories of the families-by the families, stories of the places, people and things that made us what and who we are today. This book alone is worth a raffle on its own but nooooo, we have thrown in three more books to make this raffle one of the best collections you could ever want! Get your raffle tickets before the final drawing on December 1, 2022!!!! The rest of the collection will be reviewed in coming days. Tickets can be purchased from any director of the Real County Historical Museum, on Friday and Saturday at the museum, and from our friends across the street…The Real County Public Library, just as soon as I get them there today, Monday November 7!!!

Museum Minute:  The Number 1 book in our Book Basket Raffle has to be “Wagons Ho”. It is a collection of stories of the ...
11/07/2022

Museum Minute: The Number 1 book in our Book Basket Raffle has to be “Wagons Ho”. It is a collection of stories of the families who came and settled Real County. Compiled and edited by Marjorie Kellner, it is a massive book but it has the answer to just about any historical question that you might have about the settling of this area. It includes the stories of the families-by the families, stories of the places, people and things that made us what and who we are today. This book alone is worth a raffle on its own but nooooo, we have thrown in three more books to make this raffle one of the best collections you could ever want! Get your raffle tickets before the final drawing on December 1, 2022!!!! The rest of the collection will be reviewed in coming days. Tickets can be purchased from any director of the Real County Historical Museum, on Friday and Saturday at the museum, and from our friends across the street…The Real County Public Library, just as soon as I get them there today, Monday November 7!!!

11/05/2022

Museum Minute: Still time to get raffle tickets for our December 1, 2022 drawing for last raffle item, the Basket of Books! These books would be a great addition to your library or great as Christmas gifts. The museum will be open today from 10 to 2 and we apologize for not being open yesterday. Beginning Monday you can also get tickets at the Real County Public Library! Or find me! It is all for a great cause and we sincerely thank all who have supported us. The Real County Historical Museum, Leakey, Texas

Museum Minute: Still time to get raffle tickets for our December 1, 2022 drawing for last raffle item, the Basket of Boo...
11/05/2022

Museum Minute: Still time to get raffle tickets for our December 1, 2022 drawing for last raffle item, the Basket of Books! These books would be a great addition to your library or great as Christmas gifts. The museum will be open today from 10 to 2 and we apologize for not being open yesterday. Beginning Monday you can also get tickets at the Real County Public Library! Or find me! It is all for a great cause and we sincerely thank all who have supported us. The Real County Historical Museum, Leakey, Texas

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