Burnet County Historical Commission







Join us as a prospective member during the 2017-18 Term! 
Membership form here.




Next BCHC Meeting

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Parish Hall, Burnet Episcopal Church

Lamon and Wood Street, 10:15 am

The public is invited to attend.

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Agenda

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." Thomas Jefferson

1. Call to Order – Recognize Guests

2. Approve Minutes of last meeting

3. Financial Report – Al Downing

4. Committee/Project Reports

           a. CLG – Lela Goar

Hosting August THC Training Event

Fish Fry Fundraiser for Ft. Croghan

b. Citizens of Note Progress – worksheet

c. Texas Ranger Marker Committee

d. Oral History Committee


5. Old Business:

           a. Texas Treasure Business Award (First State Bank)

– update on other nominations

b. Bluebonnet House

c. Fuchs House


6. New Business

Change meeting place to Agri-Life Building?


7. Commissioners' Remarks


8. Museum Events

Falls on the Colorado

Ft. Croghan


9. Announcements

La Belle Program at Herman Brown Free Library (flyer sent out via email)


10. Lunch Place & Count – adjourn







Iron Bridges Project


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Daniel Clifton's article about the Iron Bridges

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DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED
Send to
Burnet County Historical Commission
Iron Bridges Project
220 S. Pierce
Burnet TX 78611

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Iron Bridges Items Still Available

"North of Joppa" Vol I by Rachel Bryson $20 + postage

Joppa Bridge T-Shirts  $15 + postage

Joppa Bridge or South Fork San Gabriel Note Cards
$2 each or 6 for $5

email for info:  burnetchc@gmail.com





Burnet County Women of Note

2016

2017








First State Bank of Burnet President, Cary Johnson and Judge James Oakley hold the Texas Treasure Business Award certificate that was awarded to the bank during commissioners court on 25 July 2017.  From the left:  Commissioners Russell Graeter and Jim Luther, Jr.; JoAnn Myers, Chair, BCHC; Carole Goble, who researched and submitted the nomination package; Commissioners Billy Wall and Joe Don Dockery.  A reception was held at the bank following the presentation.

See More Pictures here.





February 2017 - Jane Knapik awarded our 2016 Distinguished Service Award
with Commissioners Billy Wall, Joe Don Dockery, and Jim Luther, Jr.




Members attending January 2017 meeting, the first of the 2017-18 term.
Back Row:  Janet Crain, Joy Shirley, John Potts, Tommye Potts, Carolyn Liles, Maud Cain, Carolyn Smith, Pam Leonard, Rachel Bryson, Polly Krenek, Al Downing
Front Row:  JoAnn Myers, Chair; Jane Knapik, Ina Cooper, Lynda French, Milli Williams, Caryl Calsyn, Billie Buck
Photo by Allen Cain.




New members for the 2017-18 Term attending Commissioners Court 10 Jan
JoAnn Myers, Chair; Jane Scheidler, T. L. Henderson, Linda Dyke, Allen Cain, Cheryl Henderson, Pamela Leonard, Judy Lively





Members of the CLG Committee who planned and worked on the hugely successful Joppa Fish Fry Event,
held on September 17, 2016. 
Each received a certificate of appreciation for their dedication that led to the success of the event.
Polly Krenek, Lynda French, Carolyn Liles, Millii R. Williams, Carolyn Smith, Al Downing, Lela Goar.  JoAnn Myers, Chair.








Members attending January 2016 meeting
(double-click for larger photo)









Members attending January 2015 meeting
Seated:  JoAnn Myers, Lynda French, Darrell Debo, Hazel Gatliff
Standing:  Carolyn Smith, Carole Goble, Janet Crain, Billie Buck, Caryl Calsyn, Ann Darragh, Frank Seidensticker, Betty Cheney, Buddy Inman, Betsy Engelbrecht, Lela Goar, Jean Eades, Jane Knapik








Excerpt -- Section 2 of the
County Historical Commission Handbook

Section 2 of the handbook provides information the role and organization of CHCs, and general preservation guidance. Updated in 2010, this handbook provides the basic information necessary to build a foundation for an effective body of CHC work.  The full handbook is available at the Texas Historical Commission website:










JoAnn Myers

Chair, 2017-2018

Members of the Burnet County Historical Commission


Rachel Bryson*
Billie Buck
Allen Cain
Maud Cain
Caryl Calsyn
Betty Chaney
Ina Cooper - resigned
Lu Cowan
Janet Crain
Dot Creasey
Ann Darragh
Darrell Debo
Al Downing
Linda Dyke*
Jean Eades
Betsy Engelbrecht
Lynda French
Hazel Gatliff
Lela Goar
Carole Goble
Charlie Goble
Cheryl Henderson*
T. L. Henderson*
Jane Knapik
Polly Krenek
Pamela Leonard*
Carolyn Liles
Judy Lively*
John Potts
Tommye Potts
Jane Scheidler*
Frank Seidensticker
Joy Shirley*
Carolyn Smith
Tom Stephens*
Milli Riley Williams

* = new member for 2017-18 term





2015 group receiving the Distinguished Service Award from
Texas Historical Commission.
Pictured are, left to right, Carole Goble, Judge James Oakley, Commissioner Ronnie HIbler, Chairman JoAnn Myers, Commissioner Joe Don Dockery, Caryl Calsyn, Cheryl Henderson, Tommye Dorbandt Potts, Jane Knapik, Ann Darragh, Maud Cain, Commissioner Russell Graeter, Betsy Englebrecht, and Commissioner Bill Neve.

see Daniel Clifton's story here:
http://www.101highlandlakes.com/news/burnet-county-historical-commission-award




Members attending the Jesse Burnam Marker Dedication Ceremony,
13 June 2015
Read about Jesse Burnam here.























LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES


* Texas Historical Commission - Information about all aspects of the preservation of Texas historical sites.

* Ft. Croghan - the official web site for the fort and museum. Contains photos, history, events, and contact information.

* Burnet County Genealogy (TXGenWeb) - this site contains cemetery transcriptions, historical information, newspaper transcriptions, historical markers with photos and much more about Burnet's history and people.

* Burnet County Historical Markers - from the TXGenWeb site

* History and Community Files - Herman Brown Free Library collection of newspaper articles, photos, maps, etc. Site contains complete inventory of each file; maintained by Burnet County Genealogical Society.

* Surname Files - Inventory of files located in the Herman Brown Free Library pertaining to specific families who have a historical connection to the county. Arranged by surname, the contents vary and may include descendant charts, obituaries, newspaper articles, photos, oral histories, etc. Maintained by the Burnet County Genealogical Society




The Craddock House




Original site...
preparing to move...

at new location...
Airy Mount


Craddock House off its lot in preparation for big move

DailyTrib.com, 6 Feb 2015
http://www.dailytrib.com/2015/02/06/craddock-house-off-lot-preparation-big-move/