SUMMARY OF 2013 EVENTS AT THE DEPOT MUSEUM
4TH ANNUAL TEJAS ART AND BOOK FESTIVAL
WEEKEND OF MARCH 4-5, 2013
It's a great time to be in Rockdale. Lot's of fantastic food, classic cars , open air festival events across town, and the Rockdale Depot Museum and Kay Theatre open to the public!
2013 EVENTS UPDATE FROM BOARD MEMBER MARY PHILLIPS
The hot days of Summer are gone! Fall is Welcome!
Recently, Gary Jackson has restored/rebuilt an old farm wagon that was donated by Mr. Caywood. If you pass by the Blacksmith shop, the wagon is displayed under a shed designed and built by Gary and a couple of other men. Is looks amazing. Worth a trip down Milam Street.
Old farm wagon donated by Mr. Caywood and restored by Gary Jackson.
The dining car is really taking shape, it has been painted on the interior and now features new flooring and tables.
Rockdale historical society member in the newly remodelled dining car
The CHILI MEAL FUNDRAISER took place on November 16th.
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES AT THE DEPOT
Santa arrived at the Depot on Saturday December 14, 2014.
Good food, lot's of arts and crafts, story telling for the kids, quilts display in the museum and not to forget the big Christmas parade!
The blacksmith shop was going full steam!!!
DINING CAR ACTIVITIES
The Depot Christmas activities included showing off the newly remodelled dining car to the public by
serving coffee and home made pie!
This train has excellent coffee!
And the ride is smooooth!
And take a look at those beautiful pies baked by Sharon Sanders!!
DEPOT OLD FASHIONED QUILT DISPLAY
Old Quilt Display at the Rockdale Depot Meseum presented by the Rockdale Historical Society and coordinated by Mary Phillips and Pat Jackson.
Lynda checking out the quilt display.
UPPER LEFT: Double wedding ring quilt made by Mattie Timmerman Dockall circa 1940. Mattie was owner and operator of the Rockdale Beauty Parlor. Quilt loaned to museum by her son, Bert Dockall.
ON THE LEFT OF CASE: Pink and green Bull Durham tobacco sack quilt made by Lucy Broadway Smith, maternal grandmother of Evelyn Beard Young who loaned the quilt to the museum.
IN THE MIDDLE OF CASE: This four-point star quilt (middle of display case)was made by Lucy Broadway Smith, maternal grandmother of Evelyn Beard Young in the early 1900's. Lucy was decended from the Broadway family who came to Milam County from Montgomery County, Alabama shortly after the Civil War. The Broadway family and several other families settled near the Salty Community. Lucy married Frederick Miles Smith and they purchased land near the Conoley community south of Thorndale. A daughter, Estelle Smith Beard,is the mother of Evelyn Young who loaned the quilt to the museum.
Parents of Lilly Caffey Beard, Rebecca Thomas and Elijah Caffey
The Rockdale Commemorative quilt was made in the 1930's and belonged to Homer and Velma Lewis. The quilt lists a number of early day Rockdale businesses (Old South Cafe, Rexall Drug Store, Voegels, Henry's, and many others) as well as three businesses still in Rockdale: Louis G. Gest Chevrolet (Miller-Starnes Chevrolet-Buick), Rockdale Beauty Shop, and the Rockdale Reporter. The business commemorative quilt was loaned to the museum by Pam Weldon of Decatur, Texas.
The Sail Away friendship quilt was made by friends and co-workers in Carthage Texas and given to Mrs. Hugh Estelle on the occasion of her husband's retirement. The Sail Away quilt pattern was often used formaking friendship or signature quilts for families that were moving or had significant changes in their lives. The Sail Away quilt was loaned to the museum by Dr. Lucile Estell.
The Gibson girl quilt was made by Mildred Luckey Harris Baker around WWII and loaned to the museum by Leanna Applegate.
Small doll quilt and crochet coverlet made by Pat Jackson's mother in the 1930s (loaned to the Depot Museum by Pat Jackson).
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE DEPOT MUSEUM
Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum,
PO Box 778, Rockdale, Texas 76567 -USA
11 N. Main Street, Rockdale, Texas
Open Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 1-4 or by appointment.
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