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Saturday at the Collin County History Museum

25 Aug

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

~Maya Angelou


This afternoon, my sister and I visited the Collin County History Museum just off the square in downtown McKinney. The historic museum is located at 300 East Virginia Street in McKinney.


The historic building is featuring an exhibit observing the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. There were scrapbooks filled with photos of local men serving in the war. Vintage uniforms, weapons, photos, letters, and other memorabilia, were displayed throughout.

I was impressed by the posters that encouraged citizens to voluntarily reduce their consumption of vital foods and supplies to help support the military fighting in the war. And they did!

I wondered how our materialistic, self-absorbed society would handle such a request in today’s day and age. I’m not optimistic.

It was a very informative and inspiring visit. A flashback into days gone by and a simpler time and place here in North Texas.We can only dream of a future without wars and hate. Can we learn from history or just repeat it?