We had a packed assembly of people from all over the area wanting to listen to Patricia Muske. She delivered on lots of stories about her and her family cattle business. We will definately have her back to talk again.
Much thanks and appreciation to Patricia Muske for sharing her time with us tonight.
Watch out, it is coming, like a snowball headed down hill, like a speeding train, faster than a bullet, what is coming? Patricia Muske is coming to PAHS, Monday night, Feb. 24th. If you don't want to hear somebody that shoots straight from the hip, does not pull any punches, tells it like it is, is opinionated, makes you laugh till you have tears in your eyes and even rolling on the floor laughing, if you think she may says something that people won't like, then don't come. If you want to enjoy hearing stories about Pattison Area history and have lots of fun, show up and have a joyful evening with us.
Date: Monday Evening - February 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department (2950 FM359, Pattison, Texas)
Very Special Guest Speaker: Patricia Muske
Happy Valentine's Day to all within this virtual hear shot internet communication broadcast distribution device who happen to stumble on to the Pattison Area Heritage Society's website.
More news! And great BIG NEWS, too! Something we've been turning blue holding our breath waiting to announce our next "Guest Speaker".
For months, even years, people have been requesting that we get our next guest to speak at a PAHS meeting. Mainly due to conflicts of schedules and other matters, we have not been able to arrange for this to happen until now. So get ready!
We are proud almost giddy since we've been holding our breath to announce that Patricia Muske will be our speaker on Monday evening, the 24th of February. If you don't know her, she was a teacher at Katy and Kincaid High Schools. She is a wonderful being with authentic character that speaks with grand devotion of what is present at the time.
One of the neat things about asking people to come talk to the PAHS according to Truett Bell, "is that I get to hear stories that they will not tell in front of an audience. Most the time, I am sworn to secrecy, but, they are neat stories".
What will Patricia have to tell us about her life, her family, her well known cattleman daddy or some of the people in and around Pattison. The Muske Ranch has been a fixture for many years. Truett Bell remembers that he once heard Mr. Roy talk about skinning cows after a brutal freeze that killed cattle all over. It is certain you will hear more about this at the meeting.
Thank you to all the past requests to get Patricia Muske to speak at the PAHS. And in the words of Truett Bell, "You have asked for her, so here she comes. You better be there".
It is a "Mystery Guest Night" but here's a hint of who will be speaking.
Two Hebert cousins will be our October guests. They grew up in a farming family around the FM 529 and FM 2855 area and northeast of Pattison. Their grandpa came to Texas in the 1920s to better his family. Come enjoy our history and fellowship - just had to put that in, since one of the cousins is a retired Methodist Minister.
Could this have been one of those wild children we heard about? You will have to come and find out with the rest of us. We have a story to tell about one of their dads: as kids in Katy, we were scared of him. Then everything was alright after we got to know him.
Special Guest Speaker: Roosevelt Alexander
We really were entertained and learned some interesting facts about cotton production in Waller County from Raymond Mathis last night at the Pattison Area Heritage Society. Thank you, Mr. Mathis for sharing and reading your story "1949". And as Truett Bell mentioned last night, we are anxiously awaiting your return to continue your presentation at a future PAHS meeting.
Topic/Presentation - Special Guest Speaker Night: Raymond Mathis will be our speaker.
He worked for Waller County for many years and we consider him one of the top 2 or 3 historians in the county. He is full of Waller County history and knows where things are that most people don't have a clue about. So if you are interested in learning more about Waller County and some gems of historical value, come out on Monday evening, August 26, 2013.
Hope to see ya there.
Pattison Area Hertiage Society's meeting on the 29th of October is going to be different. We are pleased to announce that we have a couple coming to teach us about artifact digging. Why? Waller County is full of Indian sites and the vast majority have not been explored. Waller County is full of history, much of which has never been found. Did you ever think that you could find dinasour teeth and bones in Waller County? What about Indian artifacts that are dated 5,000-8,000 BC? What about digging on plantations, slave quarters, Civil War sites? We have all of this and more. The Palmers have been members of the Houston and Ft. Bend Historical Societys for years. Their group found a large Indian site between Fulshear and Simonton that contained many graves. The same group found where one of Santa Anna's armys got bogged down and left many artifacts in the East Bernard area. They have been in the Pattison area and found lots of artifacts, that will be part of our museum in the years to come. Come find out how to properly identify a site and document it. How to locate a pit and how to dig it. What comes after that? Identification of artifacts, dating them, writing a report. There will be handouts available that night. Come and learn how to find our history.
The project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following wars:
In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.