Meeting set to discuss preservation of county’s historical heritage

A general meeting of the Kerr County Focus Group and others interested in the preservation and presentation of Kerrville and Kerr County historical heritage will be held at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.

The meeting is open to the public. A presentation will be made outlining activities that have occurred since the initial focus group meeting in July. The group, comprised of Kerr County residents, held meetings to discuss the need to preserve the history of this area and make it available to locals and visitors alike.

A steering committee, proposed as the followup to the focus group, was organized and headed by Dr. William Rector and Joe Herring Jr. After several meetings, the committee decided to initiate the process of creating a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

That process is nearly complete. The organization will be called the Heart of the Hills Heritage Center, which will have a mission to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the cultural heritage and history of Kerr County and the Texas Hill Country through exhibits, educational activities and special events.

The vision is to incorporate many organizations, private and public, in a facility located in or near downtown Kerrville.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

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