Check out all the ways YOU can donate to The Williamson Museum!
Our educational programs, collections, exhibits, scholarships, and special events are all made possible by generous community donations.
Donations are tax-deductible, and donations starting at $25 qualify for membership benefits.
Donate today to help introduce new generations to local and Texas history through the Williamson Museum.
What Does Your Gift Go Towards?
Help maintain the overall operations of the museum though the General fund. The General Fund contributes to educational programming, collections and exhibits, events, the volunteer program, staff professional development, and any additional deferred maintenance needed to be done for the museum.
In the forefront of the museum is our extensive educational programming all throughout the county.
In addition to the large-scale educational events of Pioneer Day and Midsommar, the museum performs educational programming located at the museum and at surrounding schools. Our traveling trunks are available for a two-week rental on a first-come, first-served basis. They include artifacts, hands-on activities, primary sources, and lesson plans for use in the classroom.
Please help fund a film about the 18,000-year-old Gault Archaeological Site near Florence. It’s an against-all-odds story of passion and perseverance by Dr. Michael B. Collins and an unlikely crew who revealed this bottomland as one of the most significant prehistoric places in the Americas.
The Williamson Museum’s mission is to collect and preserve the history of Williamson County. The Williamson Museum permanent collection currently consists of over 14,000 community-donated archives, photographs, and artifacts. There are many costs associated with maintenance of collections not limited to acid-free boxes, museum grade shelving, and maintenance of environmental controls (Air conditioning and humidity control).
In addition to the maintenance of the collection, the museum aims to consistently rotate the collection in our exhibits. Statistically, most museums only show under 5 percent of collection in a lifetime.
Bob Payne volunteered with the Williamson Museum for over ten years, serving as a docent, courthouse tour guide, and living history actor along with his wife Edith. Courthouses were a passion of his, and he and Edith visited all 254 Texas courthouses together. He passed away in 2015 from cancer, but is remembered as a wonderful example of the difference our volunteers make in the community.
Please help us honor Bob Payne by donating to a scholarship in his name. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Williamson County high school senior planning to major in history.
How to Donate
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Make checks payable to WCHM
The Williamson Museum
716 S.Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
Stop by the Museum Wednesday through Saturday