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Section A: General News


La Vernia Connections: Bernie Ramzinski donates items to La Vernia museum


La Vernia Connections: Bernie Ramzinski donates items to La Vernia museum
Bernie Ramzinski presents an out-of-print 1959 edition of A Century of Light - History of Brahan Lodge No. 226, A.F. & A. M., La Vernia, Texas to the La Vernia Historical Association. The book was part of a larger donation of historical material.


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Bernie Ramzinski, a lifelong resident of La Vernia, recently donated several significant pieces of La Vernia’s history to the La Vernia Historical Association, operators of the La Vernia Heritage Museum. Included were numerous receipts and documents, some dated as early as 1900, referencing early businesses and citizens of La Vernia.

Also donated by Ramzinski was an out-of-print 1959 edition of A Century of Light - History of Brahan Lodge No. 226, A.F. & A. M., La Vernia, Texas. The book by Professor Deed L. Vest contains priceless historical information about the settlement of La Vernia, the establishment of the Brahan Lodge, the Brahan Lodge in the Civil War and the La Vernia men who served, the Reconstruction Period from 1865-1880, World War I to Pearl Harbor, and events in and around La Vernia and Wilson County. The book is included in the association’s collection of material available to the public at the museum.

“We are grateful for this donation and hope to include many of the receipts and documents in a future exhibit,” said Museum Director Susan Richter. “Even an old receipt -- the date, place, and a signature -- can hold valuable information about La Vernia’s history. Photos are always welcomed, too.”

If you would like to loan or donate La Vernia-related items to the museum, call 210-392-3281.

The museum, located on U.S. 87 at F.M. 775/Bluebonnet, is open on the first and third Sundays of the month from noon to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free.

The historical association is online at www.LaVerniaHistory.com and on Facebook.
 

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