We were driving through the hill country during the government shut down so many or our planned destinations were closed. While I can't say I knew much about cowboy/western art we like new adventures so we stopped. The museum is a work of art in its own right, a beautiful open and full of light museum. The floors are made of gleaming mesquite wood. I wish I could remember the name of the gentleman (docent) who took us around and pointed out things we would have missed. He was friendly, and very knowledgable. His delightful enthusiasm was contagious! The museum has a variety of wonderful works of art. The museum has a very nice collections of paintings, sculptures and other interesting objects. There was an interesting "children's" display to teach about pioneer life which I admit that I enjoyed very much. I never thought about how a family would have to plan for their journey. Trying to figure out how to prioritize what was absolutely necessary yet having to fit everything in the small wagon. They also had to worry about the weight of the necessities such as water. Very interesting!
We left the museum after about one hour with a "feel good" feeling about the experience. It is interesting to see such a gem of a museum which receives no Federal funds yet is functioning beautifully!
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