Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. This is a nice cool morning here in Comanche, and we have lots of news from the Museum for you.

First of all, Thursday, July 4th 2019 is our special holiday this year. Yes, we are celebrating July 4th, and let me tell you what our Museum has planned for the families in Comanche and this area.

For parents and kids, and grandparents and kids, we will be having a SCAVENGER HUNT here at the Museum. This will be during our regular operating hours, 10 am to 4 pm. This will be a special fundraising event here at the Museum. In the 1800s two young girls were killed here in Comanche, and are buried in a single grave at Oakwood Cemetery. This fundraising is to secure a single gravestone for both girls and this will tell their story. There will be a $5.00 donation for each team doing this SCAVENGER HUNT.

So, don’t think you have to stay at home and LOOK AT THE FLAG; no, other things are going on at the Museum. You and your family as teams will be having a lot of fun and doing a good thing at the same time.

Let’s go over the song, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. I know we sing it, and we probably all know the words but let’s think about them again.


“Oh, say can you see? By the dawn’s early light

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming;

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air.

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:

Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave?

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

Picture Francis Scott Key standing on the deck of this British ship. And waiting to see, by the morning’s light, if our flag was still waving?

Best wishes, and a wonderful holiday to everyone.

Missy Cox Jones

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