Falls on the Colorado Museum welcomes visiting historian
MARBLE FALLS — Historian Melvin C. Johnson has joined the corps of volunteers at Falls on the Colorado Museum, and museum board chairman Darlene Oostermeyer invites the public to welcome this visiting scholar and well-known author.
Johnson's most recent book, “Polygamy on the Pedernales: Lyman Wight's Mormon Villages in Antebellum Texas, 1845-1858,” won the Smith-Pettit Best Book Historical Award from the John Whitmer Historical Association.
Johnson will be available at the museum from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 15, and Oct. 29, to visit with anyone interested in Mormon pioneers in Texas and the western states or German immigration to Texas.
Johnson is a historian, writer, researcher, columnist, and retired educator, who resides with his wife in Marble Falls and Salt Lake City. He has presented papers, chaired sessions, and served on boards and committees for professional history organizations, including the Sunstone Conference, the East Texas Historical Association, the West Texas Historical Association, the John Whitmer Historical Association, the Mormon Historical Association, and the Texas Forestry Museum Hall of Fame. He also was once a historical consultant on a movie.
The museum is located in the historic Granite School Building, 2001 Broadway. It’s open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Call (830) 798-2157 for more information.
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