Discover the Stories
Step into the past through our interactive and hands on exhibits that tell the story of Williamson County. Exhibits are updated on a regular basis, with new major exhibits annually. Monthly exhibits showcase local artists. Traveling exhibits are also available for rental, as are traveling trunks for classrooms and groups. Click here to learn more about our Traveling Trunks.
30 Jan, 20Upcoming
The saying goes behind every great man there is a great woman. In Williamson County the women stand in front. Our newest exhibit, Women of Williamson County, explores the countless women have positively impacted our area.30 Jan, 20Upcoming
The reputation of law enforcement in Williamson County today often overshadows our rough and tumble frontier beginnings. From cattle rustlers to Live PD, there is a long and varied history on all sides of the law in Williamson County.30 Jan, 20Upcoming
“JOY” includes paintings and drawings that celebrate everyday life through vibrant color, expression and movement. In addition to participating in numerous exhibitions in the Austin-San Antonio area, Polnaszek has received awards for oil painting at the Georgetown Arts Center, Southwest School of Art and at the Round Rock Arts Imagine and BIG exhibitions at Texas State University . She has received awards for watercolor at the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, Texas Watercolor Society and Waterloo Watercolor Society. She has been featured in the publication SPLASH 15. Her work has been accepted for exhibits at the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the International Watermedia Exhibit - Houston WAS-H). She is honored to be selected for consideration by The Woodlands Art Trust in 2020. www.JenniferPolnaszek.com. email@example.com Mar, 20Upcoming
David Valdez and the Williamson Museum host the second annual "Georgetown Texas Photography Festival" March 21, 2020 on the Square in beautiful Georgetown,Texas. The event is free and open to the public. Come see some great photography, have a chance to talk to the invited photographers and take some photos. For a full schedule of events check the Festival Website. To register for classes, please click here. The Georgetown Texas Photography Festival will highlight invited photographers and showcase the works of photographers interested in showcasing their photography. Sponsored by: Georgetown Arts and Culture Board
Current and Traveling Exhibits
Calling all Cowboys! Come on down to Willie the Longhorn's Kids Corral and enjoy some good old fashioned cowboy fun. We've got a chuckbox set up just like it would have been on the famous Chisholm Trail.
Historical photographs can say a thousand words, but a mural tells a whole story. With this project, the Museum captures the spirit, nostalgia and beauty of the 1930s and 1940s public art style with seven stunning history-themed murals.
Through the lens of Czech-Texan Jno. P. Trlica, early twentieth century Granger comes to life. “Where There Is Beauty, We Take It. Where There Is None, We Make It. We Take Anything.” True to his slogan, Trlica documented every aspect of life, from intimate moments to human events and natural disasters.
In 1848, 6 men met under a large oak to form Williamson County. Meet the early residents of the area including pioneers and Native Americans as you explore how Williamson County came into existence.
Sunday, December 7, 1941, changed the world with the attack on Pearl Harbor, launching the U.S. into the Second World War. Learn about the sacrifices and service of Williamson County citizens during WWII.
Taylor at the Turn of the Century presents rarely seen photographs from the Taylor Public Library Collection. Explore life in the early 20th century railroad boom-town of Taylor.
Why did the first Swedish immigrants come to Texas? What did they experience when they arrived? What hardships did they face? How did they adapt to the harsh Texas climate? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this traveling exhibit.
See the communities, people and places across Williamson County, with photographs and information from places like Liberty Hill, Jarrell, Taylor and Cedar Park.
Hard times, racial unrest and nostalgia offered the 1920s KKK a foothold in Texas. As Klan violence grew, Texans got scared. But, as that fear turned to anger, serious opposition to the KKK increased. In 1923, members of local Klaverns kidnapped a man, beat and tarred him, then left him chained to a tree in Taylor-- Dan Moody took action.
The Williamson Museum invited members of the county’s Hispanic-American community to donate family photographs documenting life in Williamson County throughout the last century.