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The Runge Museum digs in to local history at the Runge Public Library
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Children and adults interact with the Runge Museum at the Runge Library recently, as part of the library’s summer reading program.
Children and adults interact with the Runge Museum at the Runge Library recently, as part of the library’s summer reading program.
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As part of their Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 12, the Runge Public Library welcomed members of the Runge Museum Association to “dig in” to local history, encouraging the audience to explore our hometown museum and all it has to offer.

A room full of children and adults enjoyed interacting with actual objects from the Runge Museum, including a beautiful 110 year old pinafore worn by the late Mrs. Alice Grametbauer Blakeney and 3 of her sisters. They examined an old rotary dial telephone and compared it to a cell phone, and passed around a piece of petrified wood from the area and discussed the years it took for minerals to replace the cells in the wood, turning it to rock.

A Power Point presentation took the audience on a virtual tour of the exhibits in the museum and gave them an illustrated introduction to museum etiquette. Josette Looft brought the program to a rousing conclusion by teaching the children an old folk song with a dance that children many years ago enjoyed. Much singing, dancing, and giggling ensued.

The Runge Public Library's next program will take place Wednesday, June 19 at 3 p.m. when they welcome the Texas State Aquarium with their Ocean in a Box program, bringing many tables of ocean artifacts to interact with and enjoy. The program is open to all, so please come by and enjoy.

For further details, contact the Library at (830) 239-4192. For information about the Runge Museum, please contact Larry Dement at (830) 239-4610 or Patti Brashear at (830) 239-4264.

Join the Runge Public Library Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m. for a program on fishing in the lakes and rivers of Texas and what all you might find there.

This will be a “hands-on” program, learning about the different parts of a fish and where you will get a chance to do a little fishing, too.
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