BASTROP COUNTY COMMISSION QUARTERLY MEETING
2019 Fourth Quarter Meeting, December 12, 2019
Bastrop County Historical Commission (BCHC) members and guests attend the December 12, 2019 meeting:
Front row (LtoR): Ernie Nance, Debra Ferguson, Commissioner Donna Snowden, Audrey Rother, Guest Speaker Sarah Page
Middle row (LtoR): Mikki Meyer, Ora Koehler, Galynn Meuth Fogle, Cindye Ginsel, Linda Hicks
Back row (LtoR): Mark Ferguson, William Angie Smith IV, Ken Moody, Connie Smith, Sandy Ott, David Herrington, Carol Snyder, Ken Kesselus and Susan Smith
Bastrop County Historical Commission (BCHC)
Fourth Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Bastrop County Courthouse, 804 Pecan Street, Bastrop, Texas
Welcome and Roundtable - Cindye Ginsel welcomed attendees. Those present introduced themselves and spoke briefly about their museum or area of interest. Several in attendance are awaiting historical markers from the Texas Historical Commission (THC).
Roll Call - Those who attended the BCHC fourth quarter meeting of 2019 included: Guest Speaker Sarah Page of the THC, Debra Ferguson (Lower Elgin Road Bridge), Mark Ferguson (Lower Elgin Road Bridge), Galynn Meuth Fogle (Rosanky Cemetery), Cindye Ginsel (BCHC Chair), David Herrington (Smithville Heritage Society), Linda Hicks (Siloah Cemetery), Ken Kesselus (Bastrop County Historical Society), Ora Koehler (Paige Historical Museum), Ken Moody (McDade Historical Society), Ernie Nance (Lower Elgin Road Bridge), Sandy Ott (Elgin Public Library), Audrey Rother (BCHC Secretary/McDade Historical Museum), Connie Smith (Mary Christian Burleson Cemetery), Susan Smith (Visit Bastrop), William Angie Smith IV (Mary Christian Burleson Cemetery), Commissioner Donna Snowden, Carol Snyder (BCHC Vice President/Smithville Heritage Society).
Sarah Page, Texas Heritage Trails Program - Sarah Page of the Texas Historical Commission spoke about the Heritage Trails Program as a resource for our area museums, stressing her willingness to help the individual museums promote their special events.
Update on historical markers - Cindye
Mary Christian Burleson Cemetery, Elgin - William Angie Smith IV
Siloah Cemetery, McDade - Linda Hicks
Leshikar House, Smithville - Faith Franklin
Rosanky Cemetery, Rosanky - Galynn Fogle
Paige Private School Society, Paige - August Fuchs
Finances - Cindye announced the BCHC has $9,626.43 in the account at Roscoe State Bank.
2020 Workshop - All
There was discussion regarding how the BCHC will support Bastrop County this next year and how to best use the funds available to them. The general consensus is to maintain the bank account as is. The BCHC will continue to cover the costs to Go Daddy and to Wix for the website, which is approximately $200 per year. There was discussion regarding the allocation of $200 per marker celebration to help cover costs. Ken Kesselus will lead a committee to determine the best use of BCHC funds in the coming year(s).
Adjourn - After taking a group photo, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 pm.