Real County Historical Museum

Real County Historical Museum Take a few minutes to go back in time and visit our small town museum located in the town square of Leakey, Texas.

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Ok this post is not directly Museum news but it could be. A museum, The Bryan in Galveston, is working the people of iwr...
07/20/2021
I AM TEXAS

Ok this post is not directly Museum news but it could be. A museum, The Bryan in Galveston, is working the people of iwrite together the largest book ever of stories and illustrations of Texas written by students. Below is the information if you know a student who might be interested! Ok ya'll here is the link on how to submit your work. If this link doesn't work for you then google the Bryan Museum in Galveston and they can link you to the information. If anyone needs some help let me know and I will try to help you! I totally support anything Texas!!! https://iamtx.org/

https://youtu.be/XrR55Vj6W5w The iWRITE Organization and The Bryan Museum are partnering with New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team, Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos, to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest published book in the World called I Am Texas! L...

Museum Minute:  I have noticed the interest lately on how does one purchase the book, “Wagons Ho”. Well, we can set you ...
07/12/2021

Museum Minute: I have noticed the interest lately on how does one purchase the book, “Wagons Ho”. Well, we can set you up with your very own copy. “Wagons Ho” is a compilation of stories written by the descendants of the early settlers and the newer families of Real County. The book is the work of the Project Director, Marjorie Kellner. “Wagons Ho” can be purchased through the museum for $95 + $16 shipping. It is worth every penny! Contact us here for ordering information.

07/06/2021

Museum Minute: Wow! What a weekend in Real County! Rodeo, parade, vendors, street dance, gospel, floating the Frio, and just a whole lot of people having fun!

Mark and Beth Manglberger 2018 Grand Marshalls. Driven by their son Bobby
07/02/2021

Mark and Beth Manglberger 2018 Grand Marshalls. Driven by their son Bobby

Mark and Beth Manglberger 2018 Grand Marshalls. Driven by their son Bobby

Carroll Spurgin, the 1997 July Jubilee Grand Marshall
07/02/2021

Carroll Spurgin, the 1997 July Jubilee Grand Marshall

Carroll Spurgin, the 1997 July Jubilee Grand Marshall

Ed Kellner, 1979 July Jubilee Grand Marshall on his horse Snowflake
07/02/2021

Ed Kellner, 1979 July Jubilee Grand Marshall on his horse Snowflake

Ed Kellner, 1979 July Jubilee Grand Marshall on his horse Snowflake

The first parade in 1976! Ed and Margie Kellner in their covered wagon. Margie made the wagon sheets on her sewing machi...
07/02/2021

The first parade in 1976! Ed and Margie Kellner in their covered wagon. Margie made the wagon sheets on her sewing machine and Ed crafted the bows.

The first parade in 1976! Ed and Margie Kellner in their covered wagon. Margie made the wagon sheets on her sewing machine and Ed crafted the bows.

Kathy Brooks, 1993 July Jubilee Grand Marshall. Her period outfit was made by Phyliss Spurgin and the horse that she is ...
07/02/2021

Kathy Brooks, 1993 July Jubilee Grand Marshall. Her period outfit was made by Phyliss Spurgin and the horse that she is riding was named Sunday.

Kathy Brooks, 1993 July Jubilee Grand Marshall. Her period outfit was made by Phyliss Spurgin and the horse that she is riding was named Sunday.

The 1981 July Jubilee Parade Grand Marshall, Pete Boren! Thanks Patty for sharing.
07/01/2021

The 1981 July Jubilee Parade Grand Marshall, Pete Boren! Thanks Patty for sharing.

The 1981 July Jubilee Parade Grand Marshall, Pete Boren! Thanks Patty for sharing.

Museum Minute: July 4th is almost here and it looks like again the weather may or may not cooperate, just depends on how...
06/30/2021

Museum Minute: July 4th is almost here and it looks like again the weather may or may not cooperate, just depends on how you interpret the may or may not! We can always use the rain but then again we need to be able to celebrate our freedom that was declared on July 4th, 1776. Enjoy the 1935 postcard of Davis Falls located on the Frio River below Fulgham's Crossing (Some of you refer to Fulgham's as the Alto Frio Crossing) in the Frio Canyon of Texas. Have a happy and safe weekend!

Museum Minute: July 4th is almost here and it looks like again the weather may or may not cooperate, just depends on how you interpret the may or may not! We can always use the rain but then again we need to be able to celebrate our freedom that was declared on July 4th, 1776. Enjoy the 1935 postcard of Davis Falls located on the Frio River below Fulgham's Crossing (Some of you refer to Fulgham's as the Alto Frio Crossing) in the Frio Canyon of Texas. Have a happy and safe weekend!

The 1988 July Jubilee Grand Marshall, Muriel Powers on her horse Dusty. Muriel was 78 that year. She was a very hard wor...
06/29/2021

The 1988 July Jubilee Grand Marshall, Muriel Powers on her horse Dusty. Muriel was 78 that year. She was a very hard working ranch woman!

The 1988 July Jubilee Grand Marshall, Muriel Powers on her horse Dusty. Muriel was 78 that year. She was a very hard working ranch woman!

Kitty Harrison the 2009 Grand Marshall!
06/27/2021

Kitty Harrison the 2009 Grand Marshall!

Kitty Harrison the 2009 Grand Marshall!

06/27/2021
Amanda & Angie July Jubilee Parade buddies from years back!
06/26/2021

Amanda & Angie July Jubilee Parade buddies from years back!

Amanda & Angie July Jubilee Parade buddies from years back!

Two young ladies who always will show up when needed! Leather Brice and Renia Merritt!
06/26/2021

Two young ladies who always will show up when needed! Leather Brice and Renia Merritt!

Two young ladies who always will show up when needed! Leather Brice and Renia Merritt!

2014 July 4th Parade, Pam Rice, the founder of Happy on a Horse! She and her crew are doing so much to help children lea...
06/26/2021

2014 July 4th Parade, Pam Rice, the founder of Happy on a Horse! She and her crew are doing so much to help children learn to ride and care for horses! Amazing Pam and crew!!

2014 July 4th Parade, Pam Rice, the founder of Happy on a Horse! She and her crew are doing so much to help children learn to ride and care for horses! Amazing Pam and crew!!

July 2014, Parade Grand Marshall Diane Foshee
06/26/2021

July 2014, Parade Grand Marshall Diane Foshee

July 2014, Parade Grand Marshall Diane Foshee

Alton Kirkpatrick, 1978 Parade Grand Marshall, riding Wimpy!
06/26/2021

Alton Kirkpatrick, 1978 Parade Grand Marshall, riding Wimpy!

Alton Kirkpatrick, 1978 Parade Grand Marshall, riding Wimpy!

Who knows when the first Leakey July Jubilee and street dance / rodeo kicked off?If anyone has pictures from the past of...
06/25/2021

Who knows when the first Leakey July Jubilee and street dance / rodeo kicked off?
If anyone has pictures from the past of this great event, snap a pic of the pic (lol) with your phone camera and post here!

A Museum Minute:  Vance Henry Wells moved to the area originally known as Bullhead in 1874. Bullhead Mountain looms to t...
06/11/2021

A Museum Minute: Vance Henry Wells moved to the area originally known as Bullhead in 1874. Bullhead Mountain looms to the north of the settlement. The Baptist Church was founded in 1875 and the post office in 1878. In 1886 the town was renamed Vance after Xavier Wanz an early settler and Indian fighter in Texas. In the 1880’s the town supported a couple of stores, a church, school, saloon and courthouse (Bullhead was once the county seat of Edwards County). Vance was once a thriving community but it soon began to decline and now the population of the historical cemetery is more than the population of Vance. Lots of interesting history to cover there.
Source: Texas State Historical Assoc. : drawing of home of Henry Wells in early Vance, Texas by Linda Kirkpatrick

A Museum Minute: Vance Henry Wells moved to the area originally known as Bullhead in 1874. Bullhead Mountain looms to the north of the settlement. The Baptist Church was founded in 1875 and the post office in 1878. In 1886 the town was renamed Vance after Xavier Wanz an early settler and Indian fighter in Texas. In the 1880’s the town supported a couple of stores, a church, school, saloon and courthouse (Bullhead was once the county seat of Edwards County). Vance was once a thriving community but it soon began to decline and now the population of the historical cemetery is more than the population of Vance. Lots of interesting history to cover there.
Source: Texas State Historical Assoc. : drawing of home of Henry Wells in early Vance, Texas by Linda Kirkpatrick

A Museum Minute: LEAKEY, There are two John Leakey's that are very connected to our town and the Frio Canyon. I refer to...
06/09/2021

A Museum Minute: LEAKEY, There are two John Leakey's that are very connected to our town and the Frio Canyon. I refer to the founder of Leakey as John the Grandfather. He was born in 1824 in Warren Co. Tennessee. I will follow up with the founders of Camp Wood and Vance. These Museum Minutes will be just short posts that pertain to the area.

A Museum Minute: LEAKEY, There are two John Leakey's that are very connected to our town and the Frio Canyon. I refer to the founder of Leakey as John the Grandfather. He was born in 1824 in Warren Co. Tennessee. I will follow up with the founders of Camp Wood and Vance. These Museum Minutes will be just short posts that pertain to the area.

Dallas and I are working on some informational posts for this page. Be patient with us! We are getting there and hope to...
06/07/2021

Dallas and I are working on some informational posts for this page. Be patient with us! We are getting there and hope to make this something you will enjoy! For instance, I found this bullet at the site of the McLaurin Massacre, could it be from 1881? Who knows, I need more research. Can anyone out there identify what type it is or what gun it may have come from?

Dallas and I are working on some informational posts for this page. Be patient with us! We are getting there and hope to make this something you will enjoy! For instance, I found this bullet at the site of the McLaurin Massacre, could it be from 1881? Who knows, I need more research. Can anyone out there identify what type it is or what gun it may have come from?

Museum opens Friday (tomorrow) & Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
06/03/2021

Museum opens Friday (tomorrow) & Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Museum opens Friday (tomorrow) & Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Linda has a couple of books published and you can find them at The Leakey Inn, Mill Creek Cafe & Pecan Farm. Please resp...
05/29/2021

Linda has a couple of books published and you can find them at The Leakey Inn, Mill Creek Cafe & Pecan Farm. Please respond with any other businesses that carry her books as well. GREAT READS!

Linda has a couple of books published and you can find them at The Leakey Inn, Mill Creek Cafe & Pecan Farm. Please respond with any other businesses that carry her books as well. GREAT READS!

05/29/2021

HOURS:
Open Again: June 4 & 5
Open every Friday & Saturday 10am - 2pm
Closed Dec, Jan & Feb

05/29/2021

Thanks Dallas for getting this page going

Welcome to the Real County Historical Museum page. Our museum will be open on a regular basis for everyone to g...
05/29/2021

Welcome to the Real County Historical Museum page.
Our museum will be open on a regular basis for everyone to go back in time and embrace the people and events that built our great little town. Stay tuned for weekly pictures and stories!
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Leakey, TX
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Miss Leakey Past and Present 2013
July Jubilee 2013...I think it's time for another Miss Leakey reunion next year!!! Leather Brice Shelly Reeh AnaLisa Glass can you tag your baby?? She's not coming up for me to tag!
Miss Leakey Past and Present
Yay we are up and running! Thanks Dallas!