Spinning and Weaving at Good Oil Days
From the beginning of Texas colonization, cotton has been an important part of Texas. Early settlers learned how to plant cotton, spin it and weave it. These skills are still preserved and demonstrated todat at such places as the Rosebud Hill Homestead in Jesse Jones Park, Humble and at George Ranch in Richmond. Jane Hilton has volunteered or worked at these two locations, and others, for almost 20 years. She demonstrate dher craft at the Humble Museum during Good Oil Days, including how to process cotton -- from taking out the seeds to weaving cotton.
The Humble Museum Board of Directors welcomed two new member in January. Helen Smith and Judy Lee have joined the board for 2014, and will serve with Martha Jo Bell, Marian Burrows, Nancy Coker, Roberta Francis, Bettie McCaa, Robert Meaux, Amelia Shrader, Juanita Steagall, and Mary Lea Taylor.