Menard County

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22
Aug

Loved ones' words tell stories through time

Part of my history of which I am most proud is the fact that I come from a long line of writers. I have always had a passion for putting my thoughts into words and creating stories for public knowledge or entertainment, and almost every time I have a conversation with my Papa, I discover a new story about the storytellers and wordsmiths that came before me.

Thu
22
Aug

Back where it once called home; BCHS returns chalice to Menard County

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Menard County Historical Commission President Terrell Kelley accepts a pewter chalice from members of the Burnet County Heritage Society at a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13. The chalice was used at Mission San Saba in Menard, which stood from 1757 to 1758, when it was attacked by multiple tribes of Native Americans.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

It might not be the mythical 'Holy Grail,' but one special artifact has found its way home to its rightful owners with help from the Burnet County Heritage Society.

The Heritage Society returned a pewter chalice to their counterparts from Menard County during a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet.

The chalice was used at the Mission San Saba in Menard during the 1750s and was discovered among the ruins of the mission circa 1880 by surveyor Thomas Chamberlain of Burnet.

It was brought to Burnet and passed through generations of the founding Vandeveer family before being donated to the Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds, where it made its home until last week, when it was placed in the hands of the Menard County Historical Commission.

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