It’s that time of year again, and what better place to start your holiday shopping than Willie’s General Store inside The Williamson Museum. Along with Texas souvenir items, vintage toy stocking stuffers, local handmade goods along with ornaments depicting the Texas Capitol and the new Dan Moody statue, our favorite product is the 2017 calendar commissioned by the museum.
The Williamson County 2017 calendar features beautiful photographs of well-known sites around the county.
Holly Moore, a member of the Sun City Photography Club and the Photographic Society of America, traveled the county during the past year to capture these iconic scenes.
The year begins with a visit to the Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall. Housed in adjoining buildings from the early 1900s that once held drug stores, a hardware store and even a newspaper, visitors can now two-step the night away. Experience old time Texas at the dancehall and BBQ restaurant, open on Friday and Saturday nights.
A visit to the Moody Museum in Taylor is a wonderful way to learn more about the Klan-fighting governor who grew up there. It is the boyhood home of the man who served as the youngest governor of Texas, and the only one so far from Williamson County. The museum is open on Friday and Sunday afternoons 2-5 pm, and is well worth the trip. Be sure to visit the downtown area for shopping and BBQ – you can’t go wrong there.
Continuing the food theme, the month of June highlights the Texan Café in Hutto. If you haven’t stopped by for Pie Happy Hour from 3-5 pm on Tuesday through Saturday, you don’t know what you are missing. Give your regards to Ferdinand, the Hereford cow head, as you enter the building. The aroma of good home cooking will delight your senses, but you must save room for dessert. There are 20 favorites available daily, with more than 20 other flavors that rotate. Never fear, take-out is available so you can go home with a slice or a whole pie.
The calendar also features the rural heritage of the county with photos of a roundup at Capital Land and Livestock in Schwertner, the Easley Bridge on County Road 366 and Louis Miller’s tractors amid the red poppies in Georgetown.
Also featured in the calendar are interesting historical facts about the county. These tidbits make the calendar a true collector’s item – and a perfect way to show .off your home to friends far and wide. The calendars sell for $15.95.
From Andice to Coupland and points in between, the calendar serves as a guide to the county. Make a point to visit them all and get to know your county. You’ll be glad you did.
Willie’s General Store is open from noon to 5 pm Wednesday through Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Let the shopping begin!