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The last 2 weeks have been busy ones at the museum! A fantastic opportunity to share more of our local history and colle...
06/06/2019

The last 2 weeks have been busy ones at the museum! A fantastic opportunity to share more of our local history and collection has been given to us by the new Community BBQ! We are just thrilled to be able to create some rotating displays to a wider audience! If you haven’t tried out Community BBQ yet, they are still in soft opening phase and the food is just awesome! Keep an eye on the Sachse Historical Society wall for the full display as we get the pieces In place!

06/06/2019
You can support Sachse Historical Society through Amazon Smile!  Donations are used for everything from paying the elect...
06/03/2019

You can support Sachse Historical Society through Amazon Smile! Donations are used for everything from paying the electric bill to purchasing items to help preserve our history!

Look who has a new drive/parking lot given by some amazing big hearted guys!!
05/31/2019

Look who has a new drive/parking lot given by some amazing big hearted guys!!

Just wanted to thank our friends at Whiskers for Wounded Warriors.

The guys had 40 tons of gravel delivered to improve the road and parking lot.

These guys are awesome, they do so much good for our Veteran community. If you get a chance check them out, they are always looking for new members and support.

Congratulations Mike on the new Grandbaby.

Well you know what they say about houses and buildings, there is always maintenance to be done! Our porch posts and rail...
05/24/2019

Well you know what they say about houses and buildings, there is always maintenance to be done! Our porch posts and railings have seen better days and in the battle of the elements and mother nature, we certainly were not winning! But after many many many conversations and more then a few ideas and trials we have a wonderful solution and a fix that should hopefully last 25+ years! A huge shout out to our amazing handy volunteers Bob and Ed for taking on this project and making our porch pretty and safe again!

Memorial Day is Monday, honor those that have honored our country through military service.
05/24/2019

Memorial Day is Monday, honor those that have honored our country through military service.

Today’s project! Photographing Mollie Brand Grissom’s high school yearbook from 1931!!
05/21/2019

Today’s project! Photographing Mollie Brand Grissom’s high school yearbook from 1931!!

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05/14/2019

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05/14/2019
Caboose gets update
04/13/2019
Caboose gets update

Caboose gets update

One of the city’s most iconic landmarks will receive new life as a walk-in time capsule. Thanks to members of Sachse Historical Society, the caboose along Hwy. 78 is freshly refurbished with new floor

Just a few photos from Sunday's Annual Meeting.  A massive Thank You to all that attended!  It is always wonderful to se...
03/07/2019

Just a few photos from Sunday's Annual Meeting. A massive Thank You to all that attended! It is always wonderful to see everyone share stories, make new memories and further our communities history!

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03/07/2019

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03/04/2019

On this day in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins to the position of Secretary of Labor, making her the first woman to serve as a member of the United States Cabinet. Perkins' progressive labor reforms were guided, in part, by her experience of witnessing the horrors of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Always so much to learn!
02/14/2019

Always so much to learn!

Save the Date!

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02/12/2019

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Farmersville Historical Society Spring Luncheon!
02/12/2019

Farmersville Historical Society Spring Luncheon!

We have this china on display.   Stop in on Tuesdays from 10-1 to explore the collection!
01/25/2019

We have this china on display. Stop in on Tuesdays from 10-1 to explore the collection!

MUENSTER ANTIQUE MALL "MONTHLY FEATURE"
"BLUE WILLOW"
The Blue Willow pattern is distinctive and elaborate often used on ceramic kitchenware. It was popular at the end of the 18th century and developed by English artists who were inspired by Chinese art. Traditionally the story is set on a white background with blue images, depicting a wealthy Mandarin who chose a powerful Duke to marry his beautiful daughter. However, she had fallen in love with her father's humble employee. The lovers escaped over a bridge chased by the father with a whip in hand. Taking the Duke's ship, they lived happily on a secluded Island for many years. The father sent soldiers who captured the couple and put them to death. The gods transformed the lovers into a pair of doves.

01/18/2019

I don't suppose someone has one of these laying around to donate?!?! ;)
A Recent DAR Museum Addition: A Cornelius and Co. Table Lamp
Written by: Patrick Sheary, DAR Museum Curator of Furnishings
January 18, 2019


This stunning table lamp is a recent addition to the DAR Museum collection. The famous Philadelphia lighting manufacturer Cornelius and Co. manufactured this between 1846 and 1851. It is made out of brass, marble and cut glass and fashioned in the then popular rococo revival style. People called these “solar lamps” because the flame burned bright like the sun. Of course brightness is relative by today’s standards, but in the 1840s the only alternative to an oil lamp was the candle which did not burn very bright. Patented in the United States in the early 1840s, solar lamps feature the Argand burner. Swiss inventor François-Pierre-Ami Argand developed this specialized cylindrical wick in the 1780s. This type of wick not only burned more efficiently, but also much brighter than a candle. The secret to brighter light relates to the hollow center that allowed for better air circulation and a brighter flame.



Users could adjust brightness by turning the outer ring causing the cylindrical wick in the center to move up or down. Either whale or colza oil was placed into the pear shaped reservoir located below the burner. The glass chimney placed over the burner further enhancing efficiency and directed any smoke away from the user. The cut glass shade shielded the harsh flame from view.



Solar lamps could be placed anywhere in the home. Most often users put them on a table located in the center of a room. Paintings often depict center tables with prominently displayed solar lamps. Lamps came in a variety of price ranges, finishes and styles. Pressed and cut glass prisms surround and help hide the reservoir while their faceted sides reflect the light. This lamp also features a rare cased cut glass stem. Cornelius and Co. ordered glass stems from the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, Massachusetts. This firm made the earliest case glass in the United States starting around 1846.

This lamp survives in remarkable condition retaining its original shade, chimney and factory finish. It has never been electrified.

01/16/2019
Traces of Texas

Collin County and McKinney

The Arcane Texas Fact of the Day:

Collin County, Texas, and McKinney, Texas, are both named for Collin McKinney (April 17, 1766 – September 9, 1861), a land surveyor, merchant, politician, and lay preacher. He is best known as an important figure in the Texas Revolution, as one of the five individuals who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest person to sign it. Collin Mckinney was not only the oldest signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence (at 70 years of age), but he also lived under at least seven sovereigns during his life. He was born in New Jersey in 1766, a subject of King George, and died in Confederate Texas in 1861, aged 95. During his life he was governed by England, the American Colonies, the United States, Mexico, the Texas provisional government, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States of America. Incidentally, it was McKinney who advocated making counties as nearly 30 miles square as possible, with the courthouse near the geographic center, so that citizens could vote without undue hardship. After he was 75 years old, he made eleven trips guiding Kentuckians and Tennesseans to new homes in North Texas, where he helped establish the Disciples of Christ. He was 95 years old when he passed away in 1861.

Next time you are in Austin, go visit this tree!
01/16/2019

Next time you are in Austin, go visit this tree!

If you go to the northeast intersection of Braker Lane and I-35 in North Austin and look north, you will see a live oak tree in the parking lot that is estimated to 700 years old (see link). Traces of Texas reader Tom Henderson was so kind as to share this photo of a plaque in front of the tree. Imagine all of those folks passing by, tens of thousands per day, and not realizing that they're passing a thing that was approximately 200 years old when Cabeza de Vaca roamed Texas. It's astonishing to contemplate. Here's the tree:

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Our Christmas Fire Truck!
01/05/2019

Our Christmas Fire Truck!

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12/18/2018

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12/17/2018

The Museum will be open tomorrow from 10-1! Stop in and see our Christmas decorations!

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12/17/2018

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11/21/2018
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WOW!!
11/15/2018

WOW!!

This is a shot of the Central Expressway in Dallas, 1959. You're looking south toward downtown. The overpass at the bottom of the photo is Walnut Hill Lane. Park Lane is the next overpass and then the cloverleaf overpass is Northwest Highway. I'd say this area has changed just a LITTLE bit since this was taken. It's hard to believe that it ever looked like this.

Thank you so much to all that attended our Veterans Program on Saturday.  A special Thank You to the Whiskers for Wounde...
11/13/2018

Thank you so much to all that attended our Veterans Program on Saturday. A special Thank You to the Whiskers for Wounded Warriors for spending the night protecting the drones and the beautiful flag display. Please share photos with us!

It’s a beautiful morning for our annual Veterans Program! The ceremony has moved to Charles Smith funeral home to keep...
11/10/2018

It’s a beautiful morning for our annual Veterans Program! The ceremony has moved to Charles Smith funeral home to keep everyone warm! See everyone at 11!

Don’t forget the Sachse Veterans Day Ceremony tomorrow morning at 11 am! Come and honor our Veterans and check out som...
11/09/2018

Don’t forget the Sachse Veterans Day Ceremony tomorrow morning at 11 am! Come and honor our Veterans and check out some special displays!

Let this soak in!
11/08/2018

Let this soak in!

Extreme tree pruning crew from the late 1800s.

Henderson Co., Texas History
11/06/2018

Henderson Co., Texas History

Gussie Benjamin Lemley, 1897 - 1978.
Gussie Lemley was born in Wylie, Texas. He served during WWI in the 165th Depot Brigade, 28th Company. He trained at Camp Travis in San Antonio. Pvt. Lemley was discharged honorably after the signing of the Armistice.
Lemley married Mahala Jimerson and they were the parents of Ruth, Lillie Fay, John T., and Gussie Jr.
After WWI, Lemley was a Baptist minister. Rev. Gussie and Mahala Lemley are buried in Leagueville Cemetery.

*This week's posts will feature the WWI Veterans buried in Leagueville Cemetery. Please see the pinned post for more information on the WWI Centennial Commemoration event at Leagueville Cemetery on Nov. 10, 2018.

Now here is a picture i've never seen before!!
10/24/2018

Now here is a picture i've never seen before!!

Throwback Thursday - 1970
Custer Parkway at Renner Road

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10/23/2018

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10/13/2018

This is amazing!

We have even lighting at the museum now! Massive THANK YOU to Ed for getting the lights installed!
10/09/2018

We have even lighting at the museum now! Massive THANK YOU to Ed for getting the lights installed!

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09/25/2018

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Music and dancing!
09/22/2018

Music and dancing!

09/22/2018

Carding cotton!

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