New Home, New Logo

Welcome to the new interactive Austin Gem and Mineral Society website! While scrolling through you will find changes to the look, feel and navigation of the site. Among the changes you will notice is our new website logo featuring the culmination of all aspects of our...

Making of a Show – Gem Capers

May, 2017 The third part of “Looking Back in History” is about “Making of a Show”. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the newspaper clippings about the first Austin Gem and Mineral Show held in 1951 and seeing the transition from the beginnings to our present day Gem...

AGMS History 1950 – 2017

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....

AGMS Fiftieth Anniversary Year

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. Early History of AGMS Before AGMS was formed, Austinites...

History of AGMS: 1950 – 1975

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...