The following article appeared on the front page of the Cross Plains Review dated Thursday, August 10, 2006. It was written by Cimmerian contributor Arlene Stephenson (“The Fire That Spread Around the World,” V3n2). And Danny Street, the Englishman mentioned in the article, has a nice piece coming up in the August Cimmerian, not about his Cross Plains trip but about some Howard research he’s been conducting in the UK.
Visitors Continue to Tour Howard House Museum
July proved to be a great month for the Howard House Museum as it was shown 12 times to a total of 20 visitors. Two couples from England came to the USA specifically to visit Cross Plains and the Museum, as did a family from Germany and two couples from Canada. The fellows in these groups are dedicated Howard scholars and were thrilled to see where their hero had written the bulk of his stories. Project Pride members giving the tours continue to be amazed at what we learn from these folks — it seems they know as much about the house and a whole lot more about Howard than we do.
Other visitors were from Washington D.C., CA, Boston, Austin, Houston, Ft. Worth, Palestine, Abilene, Cisco and Moran. Visitors continue to be amazed at all our small community has to offer; never have they seen such a well cared for little museum and never have they found so many good places to eat in a town of this size. Danny Street, a chef in a 4 star restaurant in England, was particularly impressed with everything he and his wife ate during their three day stay in town.
submitted by Arlene Stephenson