Monday, November 20, 2017 / by Meagan Henry
Fiber Arts Brighten Georgetown's Square
[caption id="attachment_15061" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fiber Arts Liven Up the Trees Near the Courthouse[/caption]
Been to the most beautiful town square in Texas lately? As the Russ Phillips Team has been showing homes for sale in that area recently, I’ve enjoyed the unique local outdoor artwork filling it with color. The square is all dressed up in celebration of fiber arts month this September! The Williamson Museum worked with local middle schools and the Williamson County Academy, teaching students how to create art with fibers such as yarn. Then, the museum helped students create their own unique art projects with which to decorate the square. These projects will be up around the square for about another week – so if you haven’t seen them yet, you better hurry on down here to take a look. Take a leisurely stroll around the courthouse, stop and sit on a bench beneath our many shade trees to enjoy the quirky ‘clothes’ the trees and water fountains are wearing! One thing you won’t want to miss is a visit to the Williamson Museum while you are visiting the square.
[caption id="attachment_15060" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bright Pieces Decorated Georgetown's Square[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_15059" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Williamson County Academy Gets Well Deserved Recognition[/caption]
The Williamson Museum
The Williamson Museum is a valuable member of our Georgetown community, providing fun and educational programs and exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy. I appreciate how hard they work at engaging community members to join in the history our county shares. This Sunday, September 21st, the Williamson Museum will be participating in Austin Museum Day, when all Museums in the area will be open and free to the public. In honor of fiber arts month, the museum will host hands-on weaving and spinning demonstrations. What fun for the family!
The museum also puts on other important community events such as Chisholm Trail Days including a live longhorn cattle drive through San Gabriel Park – something yours truly participates in faithfully every year. It’s that kind of hands-on community leadership by local entities that makes me love Georgetown—and of course makes my realtor friends refer to me as ‘the Georgetown evangelist’! My wife says I do it so I can be the ‘cowboy hero’ of all the kids in town, and well, who wouldn’t want to be that! Bring your family out to this spectacular event next month on Saturday, October 18th in San Gabriel Park around noon. Watching the live cattle cross the park is a must see for the family – it really brings history to life.
A complete list of events and exhibits can be found on the Williamson Museum’s website (above). Check out the amazing upcoming events and mark them on your calendar. You won’t want to miss all they have to offer, including an upcoming archaeological dig on the square!
In Georgetown we really are lucky to have such a wonderful community-focused town square as a focal point of the city. The Square really anchors the historic district. So come by soon—I’d be happy to show you around. My office is on the square, just catty corner to the museum, so if you need a local guide, I’m your man!
The Russ Phillips Team specializes in homes for sale in Georgetown TX.