"The Wedding Oak" photo by:
Jack Vaughn Jr.
Historical Commission began in San Saba County on March 2, 1962 when
the San Saba County Commissioners Court appointed seven members to
the San Saba County Historical Survey Committee. Their aims included
education about Texas history and observance of Texas holidays;
preserving county and local history; organizing a county museum;
recording, marking and restoring historical buildings; encouraging
maintenance of historical sites; and locating and marking graves of
small group immediately recognized that in order to carry our these
objectives they would need to enlist help from other citizens.
Led by Mrs. Alma Ward Hamrick, the Survey Committee helped to
organize and then to advise the San Saba County Historical Society
which had 192 charter members. In 1964 the county museum was
established with its first home being one room at the courthouse.
It relocated to Mill Pond Park in 1965 and has expanded several
times since. In the 1970s the Historical Society reorganized
as the San Saba County Historical Museum Foundation, Inc.
Our Historical Commission has published two county history books:
San Saba County History 1856-1983 and San Saba County History
1856-2001 Volume II, supported the application for over 30
historical markers and historic cemeteries and is developing a
Historic Downtown San Saba Walking tour.
In each of the last four years the Commission has offered a
Christmas ornament depicting a historic structure in the county.
In the late 1960s, Joyce Capps, with assistance from other
Historical Commission members, surveyed all the cemeteries in the
county and published San Saba County Cemetery Tombstone
Inscriptions. The Commission is now working to create a current
Our meetings begin at 1:00pm the first Tuesday
of each month at the
Rylander Memorial Library, 103 S. Live Oak
in San Saba.