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Celebrate Marble Falls Founders Day on July 12

Marble Falls Founders Day is 2-5 p.m. July 12 at the historic Granite School, home of the Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The event is free. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Founders Day is 2-5 p.m. July 12 at the historic Granite School, home of the Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The event is free. Courtesy photo

MARBLE FALLS — Celebrate Marble Falls Founders Day on July 12 at the historic Granite School.

The open house is 2-5 p.m. at the old school house, 2001 Broadway, and sponsored by the Falls on the Colorado Museum, which is housed in the 1891-constructed building. The event is free, but donations are welcome.

“We invite the public to enjoy an ongoing ice cream social and a tour of the museum to mark the birthday of our city,” said Fran McSpadden, chairwoman of the museum board, who also will give a brief summary of museum activities for the year.

Marble Falls Mayor George Russell will read a Founders Day proclamation to honor Gen. Adam R. Johnson and his associates, who began the city with sales of town lots July 12, 1887.

Writer Rayzor Dent, author of “Vaulted Eagles,” will entertain attendees with tales from Texas history beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the main floor of the building.

Children’s activities will take place in front of the school.

Memberships may be purchased for the museum, which is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1997 by the late Madolyn Frasier to help preserve the city’s history.

The Granite School is owned by the Marble Falls Independent School District and leased to the museum, which is governed by a board and run by volunteers. New officers will be elected in November.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call the museum at (830) 798-2157.

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