Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
August 9, 2006

2006 Living History Weekend at Schreiner University    

Jimmie RodgersThe Texas Heritage Music Foundation has designated the weekend of September 29-30, 2006 for the tenth annual Texas Heritage Living History Weekend at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. More than 2000 people are expected on Friday, September 29, for the opening day festivities at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on the Schreiner campus. 

Friday’s events will include a special tribute to the songs and stories of music legend Jimmie Rodgers, performed at noon on the main stage by noted Kerrville actor Tony Navarra. The noon tribute to Rodgers will be dedicated to the memory of Wilton Crider, a man who not only met Rodgers by the river, but also sang at every tribute. Also, for the first time ever, Texas gospel music will be part of the 2006 celebration. Throughout the day visitors can enjoy Old West and Native American demonstrators; Texas history re-enactment groups; chuck wagons and teepees; renowned cowboy storytellers and poets; Texas heritage demonstrators and educational exhibits; horse shoeing demonstrations; the Texas Camel Corp; and Native American education exhibits.  The full lineup of performers and events is listed on the Texas Heritage Music Foundation's website,

Living History Weekend camelTexas Heritage Living History Weekend 2006 will continue on Saturday, September 30th with a Texas Heritage Seminar, to be held at the Cailloux Student Activity Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Texas Folklore Society is hosting the panel. A free luncheon is included if you make reservations. Living History Weekend ends with a Texas Music Coffeehouse Series at the Cailloux Student Activity Center on Saturday night, featuring local musicians. All events on Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public.  

School groups are especially welcome, and educational packages will be available to teachers. Also, transportation grants to rural schools and schools with predominantly at-risk enrollments will be available, on a limited basis, upon request. For more information, to make reservations, or to request assistance for your school group, contact Dr. Kathleen Hudson, professor of English at Schreiner University, at  

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