The recently announced merger between Salado’s two major historical organizations, the Central Texas Area Museum and the Robertson Colony-Salado College Foundation, not only creates a vibrant new history complex but also provides a fresh perspective for the people of Salado to enjoy and support.
For years my grandmother and my mother led the preservation and care of both the museum and College Hill solely with the efforts of our devoted office manager, Mary Mendez, and her husband, Oscar, along with the support of countless volunteers. Now, with the approval of the newly-formed Salado Museum and College Park Board of Directors, we have hired a professional curator from Baylor University, Coleman Hampton, who is working with Mary and our volunteers to implement our mission.
Our mission is simple: to preserve and promote the unique history of Salado and its pioneers who came together at various points in time to make Salado what it is today. We want everyone in and around Salado to know that this is your museum and park…and we hope you will show through your participation and support that you are committed to maintaining this very important part of the Salado community.
Anyone who supports this organization in any of a variety of ways will be considered a member. Financial support is always welcomed, but we also ask that you search through your God-given gifts and talents and discover other ways you can support our mission. Some people will have time to volunteer; some will donate auction items or gifts-in-kind services; some may want to endow special exhibits or sections of the museum and park.
We invite Salado to come discover your new museum and park. It is here for you to use, to bring family and friends, and to learn about the deep Texas history that is Salado! Many people are working hard to make this new organization positive and fruitful. We invite you to join us in supporting the success of this important historical and cultural part of your village.
Sterling R. Ambrose