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Museum, TTU host class on Marble Falls’ founding and beyond

Adam R. Johnson in Marble Falls, Texas

Adam R. Johnson stands next to the Marble Falls founding stone in 1887 at its original location above the falls on the Colorado River. A class at The Falls on the Colorado Museum on Feb. 14 will explore Johnson’s role in the city's founding. Courtesy photo

The Falls on the Colorado Museum is partnering with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Texas Tech University to present the class “Adam R. Johnson and the Founding of Marble Falls.” It is 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Madolyn Frasier Room at the museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls.

Instructor Ron Nicholas, who is on the museum’s Board of Directors, will take students on a historical journey from Gen. Johnson to “that other Johnson,” President Lyndon B. Johnson, who grew up just 15 miles south of Marble Falls. 

Priority seating for the class will be reserved for registered OLLI attendees, but the general public is welcome. Tours of the museum and Valentine’s Day sweets will be offered.

The class is part of OLLI’s 2024 spring curriculum. OLLI is an educational program designed for adults over 50 that is administered by Texas Tech Univeristy. Visit the website to learn more and view OLLI’s entire course catalog.

“We are very happy to collaborate with OLLI to offer this class,” museum Chairman Amanda Seim said in a media release announcing the class. “The museum and OLLI share a common goal to promote lifelong learning. If you’re curious about the OLLI program, The Falls on the Colorado Museum, or just want to learn more about the founding of Marble Falls, this is a great opportunity to do so.”

The Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls, is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, visit the website at fallsmuseum.org or email focmuseumchair@gmail.com.