Milam Museum hosting ‘Old Santa Fe’
April 12, 2012
CAMERON - The Milam County Historical Museum would like to invites the community to an
evening exploring “Old Sante Fe Town” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the museum in
Jackie Thornton, Milam County Historical Commission member, said the speaker will be
Gene Mitchan, a long time resident of Milam County.
“His topic will be the history of Cameron’s Old Sante Fe Town, also known as ‘Dutch
Town’,” she said. “After his presentation, questions will be answered and refreshments
will be served.”
The “Dutch Town” area has recently received a Texas Historical Marker for the Wied
Store and plans include additional markers for the area.
“Its location on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail will have a
significant impact on the area.,” Thornton said.
Mitchan will talk about the area, the businesses and the daily life of the people who
worked there, including his own family.
Thornton said A DVD will be available at the museum after the presentation.
“This is the first in a series of events the museum is planning to introduce the
citizens of Milam County and the surrounding area to the museum and to the history of
Milam County,” she said.
The recently renovated museum is located at 112 West 1st Street across from the Milam