Search this site:

Members-Only eventS

Mar 14, 2019

Exhibit Opening: Coal Mines

March 14, 2019

The ignite coal boom in Bastrop County lasted from 1902 to 1944. The County held the largest deposit of lignite in the State, and, by the 1920s and 1930s, ignite mining was the County's leading industry. Bastrop county lignite fueled the State capitol, the University of Texas and many central Texas colleges, federal buildings and manufacturing facilities.

Featuring the work of artist Lee Jamison the story of coal in Bastrop County comes to life in our final permanent exhibit. 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

We hope you will join us.

Please reload

COMMUNITy-wide events

2018 7th BCHS Community-Wide Garage & Estate Sale is an Outstanding Success!

The 7th Bastrop County Historical Society Community-Wide Garage & Estate Sale added sales of $37,660 to the operations of the Historical Society’s museum and visitor center, our most successful sale yet! The event was held November 2nd and 3rd at the First Baptist Church Building located at 915 Highway 71 West. A new event – Sneak Peek Boutique – was added this year and was held at the Museum on November 1st.

  • Over 140 donors contributed services and goods including clothing, jewelry, toys, sporting equipment, art, vintage and antique items, home goods, gardening, and furniture, until the 10,000-square foot building was bursting at the seams.

  • 165 volunteers gave countless hours for over a month to receive, sort, price and stage donations that exceeded 10,000 items, then staffed the event during the day and a half of the sale, and finally cleaned the building of all traces for return to the First Baptist Church. 

 

We are so very grateful to our major sponsors who played a critical role in making the event not only possible, but such a rousing success! The First Baptist Church and Dr. Raymond Edge, pastor, generously donated their building for the Historical Society’s use for the six-week period that it took to prepare for the sale, hold the event, and return the building to its original state. And hats off to Phyllis Tadlock and David McCall, our church liaisons! A special thank you goes to David Green and David Stewart of First Baptist who successfully got the trailers moved to just the spot Nancy wanted!

 

And, for the last three events, Bobby and Terri Harriman of Lone Star Storage donated storage space for the items that the Society has been collecting in preparation for this sale since the summer of 2017! We are indebted to you for your generous support of our community!

 

We also owe a debt of thanks to these folks who underwrote almost all of the 7th BCHS Garage Sale Expenses, enabling the sales proceeds to go directly to the Museum and Visitor Center’s operating expenses:  Bluebonnet Electric, City of Bastrop, Barbara Clemons, Glenda & Wayne Dayton, Betty Dunkerley, Honeybee Cleaning Service, Michal Hubbard, Sharah & David Johnson, Doris & Jim Kershaw, Jennifer Leisure, Maureen Lueders, Monarch Disposal, Kaye Sapikas, Nancy & Tom Scott,  Sweet Lucy Ranch, Joe Grady Tuck, Kay Wesson, ReMax Bastrop, Workant Handyman, and Jane Wright, Capitol Wright Distributing.

 

The Bastrop Police Department provided invaluable assistance to make this a safe weekend for everyone. That was an almost herculean task given the number of shoppers who thronged the Early Buyers Sneak Peek on Friday evening and the sale on Saturday.  The crowds just kept coming, and we even extended the sale by an additional hour to accommodate the shoppers.

 

Thursday evening’s Sneak Peek Boutique, the new event which featured wine hors d’oeuvres, raffle ticket sales, and a silent auction was coordinated by Sharah Johnson, Debbi Goertz, and Sara Clayton. They worked with the following individuals and businesses to provide the many exciting silent auction and raffle items. Donors were:

 

Sneak Peek & Sneak Peek Boutique Raffle & Silent Auction Donors

Barre 612     Best Lil' Hairhouse     Bluebonnet Electric Co-op     Body Toners Gym     Capitol-Wright Distributing     Casa Chapala     Wil Casey  Coffee Dog     Kelly Coffey     Colovista Golf     Cripple Creek     Wayne & Glenda Dayton     Gracie's     Firestone Tires     Kragh's Jewelry     Liberty Glenn     Lisa & Chris Hines     Ma'Coco     Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard     Old Town Restaurant & Bar     Piney Creek Chop House     The 602 on Main     Salon Lucero     Schlotzsky's     Sertino's Coffee     Simply Sweet     Soulage     Southside Market     Sugar Shack     Tough Cookie Bakery     Ulta     Suzi Zelensky

Also, a great BIG shout-out to some really special folks:

2017 6th BCHS Community-Wide Garage & Estate Sale is an Outstanding Success!

The 6th Bastrop County Historical Society Community-Wide Garage & Estate Sale added sales of $34,500 to support the operations of the Historical Society's whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Bastrop County. The event, which was our most successful ever, was held April 21 and 22 at the First Baptist Church Building located at 915 Highway 71 West.

 

  • Over 200 donors contributed services and goods including clothing, jewelry, toys, sporting equipment, art, vintage and antique items, home goods, gardening, and furniture, until the 10,000-square foot building was bursting at the seams.

  • Over 186 volunteers gave countless hours, many of whom worked for over a month to receive, sort, price and stage donations that exceeded 10,000 items, and then staffed the event during the day and a half of the sale.

 

We are so very grateful to our major sponsors who played a critical role in making the event not only possible but such a rousing success! The First Baptist Church and Dr. Raymond Edge, pastor, generously donated their property for the Historical Society’s use for the six-week period that it took to prepare for the sale, hold the event, and return the building to its original state. And hats off to Phyllis Tadlock, our church liaison!

 

And, for the last two events, Bobby and Terri Harriman of Lone Star Storage donated storage space for the items that the Society has been collecting in preparation for this sale since the last one was over in 2015! We are indebted to you for your generous support of our community!

 

The Bastrop Police Department and the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office provided invaluable assistance to make this a safe weekend for everyone. That was an almost herculean task given the number of shoppers who thronged the Early Buyers Sneak Peek on Friday evening and the sale on Saturday.  We would also like to thank Aqua Water Supply for the swift response to a burst water line in the parking lot that threatened to soak our shoppers!`

The 2015 BCHS Garage & Estte Sale: A Huge Success!

The Bastrop County Historical Society held its 5th Community-wide Garage & Estate Sale, March 27 and 28, 2015. Arguably the largest recycling event in Bastrop County, with over 10,000 items, all finding new lives in new homes. It was staged through the generous efforts of more than 140 volunteers, some who gave countless hours for a month, who received, sorted, priced and staged donations for the sale.


We are grateful to our major sponsors who played a critical role in setting the stage for the sale. The First Baptist Church and Dr. Raymond Edge, pastor, generously allowed the Historical Society to use a terrific property for the site of this year’s sale. And, once again, Lone Star Storage (Bobby and Teri Harriman) provided storage space for early donations. Thank you! The Bastrop Police Department and the County Sheriff’s department provided invaluable assistance in make this a safe event for all. Serenity Star members also made a tremendous contribution to the event.


The generosity of Bastrop County is overwhelming! The many, many donations, we received provided the needed inventory to attract our buyers, which led to the success of this year’s event. Individuals and selected businesses numbered more than 160 sources of donations this year.

Please reload

Show More

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

Holiday homes tour

 

Bastrop, Texas Holiday Homes Tour
December 8, 2018
Noon to 5 p.m.

 

For five hours on Saturday, December 8th, Bastrop opens the doors on its annual Holiday Homes Tour, a central event of Bastrop's four-day "Lost Pines Christmas" weekend.


For more than 40 years, the tour has showcased Bastrop's historic past. This year's tour is no exception. We hope you will enjoy this year's tour of homes in Bastrop's historic district.

Step across the threshold into Bastrop's remarkable past and into some of its most remarkable structures.

 

Holiday rendezvous

Rendezvous 2018

Celebrating the Holiday Homes Tour

Celebrating the Holiday Homes Tour

 

Featuring "Honky-Tonk Piano Man" Frank Cavitt

 

To celebrate this year's BCHS Homes Tour, join the Society's trustees and supporters after the Lighted Christmas Parade and Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday, December 8th, for our annual Rendezvous holiday affair, to be held at the Bastrop Convention Center for the first time.

 

This special holiday event will include a full buffet dinner, a host bar and live music from the "Honky-Tonk Piano Man" Frank Cavitt and his band. Dress will be holiday/casual.  Also, this is an "adults only" event and tickets may be purchased online or in person at the museum.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Dinner at 8:00 p.m.

 

Sponsorships are available. Categories include:

Sarah Jane Orgain: $5,000 - 2 tables of 8, 16 Homes Tour tickets and prominent display of name/logo on large screen presentation.

Joseph D Sayers: $2,500 - Special seating with personalized VIP service, 8 seats at Rendezvous and 8 tickets to Homes Tour.

Ayuntamiento: $1,000 - Table for 8, your name on Homes Tour tickets, Rendezvous gala invitations, publicity posters, and special seating/signage at the event.

Stephen F. Austin: $500 - Four Rendezvous and Homes Tour tickets, your name on Homes Tour tickets, Rendezvous gala invitations and publicity posters.

Baron De Bastrop - $250 Two Rendezvous and Homes Tour tickets, your name on Homes Tour tickets, Rendezvous gala invitations and publicity posters.

Individual Tickets - $80

Rendezvous Tickets

 

$80 Per Person

Rendezvous Tickets

 

$80 Per Person