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Fayetteville Area Heritage Museum

I am Docenting today at the Fayetteville Area Heritage Museum which is located at 1119 N Washington Street on the historic square here  in Fayetteville Texas.    The museum was establisehd in may of 1986 by Janette Donaldson, Louis “Buddy” Polansky and his wife Irene.  I love spending time here.  So much to see and learn about the rich Czech and German peoples who settled in this area.

The Museum has Archival programs that include Acquisitions, Preservation, Oral History Collection, and Research, and they have Educational Programs such as Permanent and Rotating Exhibits, Demonstrations and Genealogy.

The hours vary but the Museum is open most Saturday’s from 11 am to 2pm.  There is no Admission but Donations are appreciated.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an Adult.  There are Free tours for School Groups available.

Lots to offer in Bastrop

Bastrop is growing and has so much to offer. Within a few block radius you can find the new Bastrop Convention Center, an old time feed store, a great movie theatre, bowling alley, and arcade ( currently for sale ). If you like history there is a Historical district, Historical Museum, and wonderful Bed and Breakfast venues in some of the old historic homes. Just outside of Bastrop you can find some great subdivisions that offer lots for site built homes in the pines. I love living in Bastrop and love working with Buyers and Sellers to help them reach their real estate goals. If you are looking for an agent to work with in Bastrop please contact me! 512-743-0516.


Bastrop County Historical Museum

Over the holidays I went to see the Bastrop County Historical Museum for the first time. Has taken me this long to get caught up enough to share how cool it is! It is like walking in to the past! Lots of information on the people who settle Bastrop and the surrounding areas in Bastrop County. Great historical items to look at. And wonderful facts about what life and commerce was like back then. Well worth the visit and the small donation.

Trains, peanuts, buffalo…oh my! Giddings TX

Yesterday I went to show a beautiful gentleman’s ranch I have listed in Ledbetter just a few miles outside of Giddings TX. As I was driving through town I got the idea to take a few pictures that I could share, images of Giddings, that might portray a bit of what the City was all about. On my way back to the office I took a little time to drive around the City with my camera. I could have stayed all day taking fun photos! Made me definitely want a better camera and better photographic skills but here are a few images that got my attention.

Giddings is located in Lee County and is nestled between Houston – 100 miles, San Antonio – 120 miles, and Austin – 48 miles and is the county seat at the intersection of Hwy 290 and Hwy 77. The population of Giddings is about 5800.


Who would have thought about peanuts and Giddings Texas? The Lee County Peanut Mill is one of the oldest peanut mills in the southwest locals say. There is a long growing season in the Lee County area almost 270+ days with average rainfall approx 35″ and the elevation is around 454 ft.


Giddings is the Home of the Buffalos. Not the big hairy beast that used to roam the plains, but the Giddings High School Football Team. Giddings is not afraid to show it’s pride and you can’t miss it when you come in to town as they have dedicated the face of a huge water storage tank on each end of town to showing their spirit!


One of the fun things in Giddings is to read the advertisements that are painted on the older buildings. Orsag’s Furniture store has a big one that is dedicated to Bull Durham ( unfortunately it is for a premium non smoking tobacco ( ICK!) and not the movie with Kevin Costner which was oh so good!)


Another building sign asks you to “come on board” in Giddings showing their hospitality and their pride in the strong ties they have to the rail road.


Both the San Antonio and Aransas lines converge in Giddings. The rail service played a big part in the development of the Giddings area. The old train station is now a history museum and is well worth a visit.


Giddings can be very proud of it’s courthouse. Built in 1878 it actually burnt down and was replaced in 1899 with the beautiful building you see today.

If you would like to learn more about the  City of Giddings and the real estate market be it buying or selling please give me a call.  I would love to help you.