My thoughts, experiences and activities regarding Civil War era civilian living history.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Museum Day 2012
September 23 was celebrated as Museum Day in Austin. On this day many of the city's museums offer free admission, including the Neill-Cochran House. This house is owned by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Texas and was built by Abner Cook, the builder of the Texas Govenor's mansion as well as other buildings in Austin and throughout Texas.
During the day, the Dames allow my friends and I to sit in one of the parlors dressed in 1860s clothes and greet guests. The museum director is very gracious and ensures we are all comfortable. There were several visitors during the day but I managed to get the bodice almost done of the plaid dress; more on that later.