Saturday at the Collin County History Museum

25 Aug

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

~Maya Angelou

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This afternoon, my sister and I visited the Collin County History Museum just off the square in downtown McKinney. The historic museum is located at 300 East Virginia Street in McKinney.

https://www.collincountyhistorymuseum.org/

The historic building is featuring an exhibit observing the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. There were scrapbooks filled with photos of local men serving in the war. Vintage uniforms, weapons, photos, letters, and other memorabilia, were displayed throughout.

I was impressed by the posters that encouraged citizens to voluntarily reduce their consumption of vital foods and supplies to help support the military fighting in the war. And they did!

I wondered how our materialistic, self-absorbed society would handle such a request in today’s day and age. I’m not optimistic.

It was a very informative and inspiring visit. A flashback into days gone by and a simpler time and place here in North Texas.We can only dream of a future without wars and hate. Can we learn from history or just repeat it?

3 Responses to “Saturday at the Collin County History Museum”

  1. ccbarr August 26, 2018 at 1:11 am #

    Dad was in Vietnam when I was a kid. The newspaper showed graphs for how many soldgiers died. This frightened me. I asked mom,”What is peace like?” I doubt she knew either. Lets all pray for peace

  2. toniandrukaitis August 26, 2018 at 1:20 am #

    My dad was in WWII serving in the Philippines. When I was in high school, they still had the draft and some of my friends got called and served. A couple didn’t make it back. Those were scary times too, and a very sad campaign. Now, when I see any veteran, especially a Vietnam Nam vet, I shake their hand and thank them for their service. Every single won has said, “My honor, Mam.” Yes, let’s pray for peace for all.

  3. GP Cox August 26, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    I love that quote. History is not only an interesting subject, it teaches us so much about our past, present and futures.

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