Scottish Gathering News - Tentative Plans for this year’s Gathering:
Primary Gathering Site: Pace Park on Salado Creek, just off Main Street in Salado.
Tattoo Site: College Hill.
Tartan Dinner: Due to remodeling at the Stagecoach Inn, this year’s Dinner will be held at the Terrace, on the southbound I-35 access road, across the street from the Salado-Belton Holiday Inn Express.
Dogs: We hope to have a chance to parade your dogs through the grounds on Sunday, some time after the church service. So, you can bring Rover and try to “dress” him in a scarf or something Scottish.

See the flyer about the History & Genealogy Workshop planned for Friday afternoon with noted Scottish expert, Graeme MacKenzie.

Other News – See the article about the Robertson Ranch  House Gala on Dec. 3 and order your tickets for this special evening offering a tour of Salado’s more important historic home.


About Us – The Purpose of the Central Texas Area Museum is to tell the history and development of Central Texas, to provide a safe and accessible place to preserve and exhibit these items which tell its history.

The Museum is open for visiting FREE OF CHARGE Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Museum features an exhibit room in which exhibits are on permanent display.  It also has a reception and meeting hall containing more artifacts and suitable for special events or traveling displays.

Past events we have hosted have included an Arts Camp, a Quilt Show, Genealogical Workshops, Readers and Writers Roundtables, a variety of club meetings and events that are a part of our own CTAM Scottish Gathering. This latter event is a three day affair at which time all of the Scottish Clan Societies of the US are invited for a Scottish celebration.

Central Texas Area Museum

In addition to the above programs, services rendered by the Museum are:

A permanent library for research and pioneer history as well as genealogical and Scottish history and tradition

  • Student research, tours and historical contests
  • Genealogical Workshop
  • A meeting place for Texas historical and similar groups
  • Statewide cooperation with historical, genealogical and museum conventions
  • An unparalleled collection of historical artifacts that illuminate the story of early Central Texas and the people who settled in the area

Among other achievements, the Central Texas Area Museum won first place at the San Antonio conservation awards contest in 1961, and it founded the annual Gathering of the Scots of Texas in 1962.

This gathering draws more than one thousand people from all over Texas, and from all surrounding states as well.

For more information please call the Central Texas Area Museum at  (254) 947-5232

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