San Saba County Historical Museum and
San Saba's Friends of Rylander Memorial Library
Traveling Trunk Program
Water: San Saba's Vital Resource is a large, rolling suitcase filled with artifacts, maps, books, activities and a video about the water that is so precious to our county. The trunk was created specifically to focus on the interrelationships between the water and the people and wildlife of this community. Caves, aquifers and watersheds are just a few of the topics covered in this trunk.
San Saba County Patriotic and Community Trunk
This unique trunk will be used to house information from year to year that will be available to inspire and assist others in planning and producing celebrations of the future. Books and items used for those events fill the trunk. Background information is included along with banners, posters and craft ideas.
San Saba County Wildlife: Animals in the Woodland
Examine skulls, footprints and pelts of wildlife which inhabit our county. Participate in activities, peruse books and watch videos to learn about local plants and animals. The trunk focuses on nature, the environment and its relationship with the people who live in this county. The importance of a healthy environment for deer and other wildlife makes this a timely study.
Each trunk contains TEKS, activity and lesson ideas for teachers and is adaptable for all ages.
As Our Dream Changed: The Importance of the Sears & Roebuck Catalog
Someone once said, "If you want a study in American History, read the Sears & Roebuck Catalog." This traveling trunk is a collection of artifacts, activities and a video that will provide insight into the revolutionary effect catalog and mail order sales had on rural American lives. The trunk provides a preliminary study of consumerism and innovations in shopping and business practices since 1888.
Pecans: San Saba's Unique Resource/Industry
This traveling trunk is chock full of pecan-related activities, books, artifacts and a video about San Saba County pecans, their history and development. Learn about the role of E.E. Risien and others in the development of the pecan and why this county is called the "Pecan Capital of the World".