The last day of school being Tuesday May 31 opens the door for students to keep their minds active by visiting the only museum in Vivian. Not only will a visit to us benefit the young people, but parents can know that at least for part of their vacation day, they are engaged in a safe and healthy activity. So parents please encourage your children to visit us. Better yet, you come too. You are sure to learn something new about the town you live in!
On Monday, May 9th two classes of Vivian Elementary Middle Magnet School eight graders and their teachers paid us a visit. Betty Matthews, our animated curator welcomed them with an important question and equally important answer: "You all know the name of the parish we live in is Caddo. Why?" The students answered "Because of the Caddo Indians!" Betty quickly replied "And you know you are here to see an exhibit about indians. Well guess what! You will not be seeing anything about the Caddo Indians here today." She went on to explain that the Native Nations of Louisiana exhibit deals strictly with the Native Nations currently active in our state. Having had their curiosity peaked, the students were lead to the south end of the museum where the exhibit is displayed.
It is not always about what we bring to our guests it is what our guests bring to us! Tuesday 5/3, when we least expected it the owner and trainer of KARMA FARMS of Marshall, Texas came to check out the museum.
What she did not know is that yours truly is a horse nut and was beside herself when she had the opportunity to meet "Jack" a beautiful Colonial Spanish Mustang Stallion who they had brought to Vivian for pre-show testing. Jack, a twenty-two year old stallion with a beautiful grullo coat*, was more interested in the sweet green grass that grows in front of the station than he was in us, but it was a pleasure just to visit with Ms. Vickie Ives, his owner and Dylan, his handler.
Ms. Vickie has promised to come back when we can make arrangements at a time suitable for all, and bring some horses with her so we can introduce them to Vivian. So keep visiting our website for an announcement of the special date.
And check out Karma Farms website too www.karmafarms.com and don't forget to "Like" their Facebook page.
*Grullo, Grulla, or Blue Dun: A horse with a black base color and the dun gene. Coat is solid "mouse-colored" gray or silver with black or dark gray primitive markings. see en.wikipedia.org/Equine_coat_color