The Austin Gem and Mineral Society is rich in history and well known for its fellowship, programs, events, and educational activities. Below you will find articles written by club historians and scrapbook editors to chronicle various benchmark events of the club.
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The third part of “Looking Back in History” is about “Making of a Show”. The first Austin Gem and Mineral Show was held in 1951 and transitioned to our present day Gem Capers.
Written in 2015 by Cathy Brandt, Historian – Recently a scrapbook from the 1950’s of the Austin Gem and Mineral Society was found in the faceting room closet. As historian I found the contents very interesting and thought I’d share some of the club’s past with others.
Fifty years ago this year, the Austin Gem and Mineral Society was formed. As part of the celebration of our anniversary a series of articles will appear in the Stone Chipper. This is the first of that series.
Many people interest in “rock” attended the Texas Federation Show in 1948, and were quite impressed with the excellent exhibits at the Driskill Hotel. Some joined the State Society, but others began to hope for a local club to be formed. After many suggestions at coffee sessions and impromptu field trips, some of the more experienced quit talking and started acting. Fortunately, the University of Texas Geology Professors