Campus News 2008
Contact: Kathleen Hudson
Director, Texas Heritage Music Foundation
Tel: (830) 792-7409
For Immediate Release
June 25, 2008
UPDATE: Texas Heritage Living History Day will be Sept. 26, 2008; Jimmie Rodgers Texas Songwriters Symposium postponed
KERRVILLE, Texas—The Texas Heritage Music Foundation is proud to announce that the 12th annual Texas Heritage Living History Day will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on Schreiner University campus in Kerrville. The event, “Another Way of Learning through Stories and Songs,” will be open to the public and admission will be free. However, the planned Jimmie Rodgers Texas Songwriters Symposium for Sept. 27 has been postponed until further notice.
More than 50 performers and presenters will be spread throughout the park surrounding the pavilion to both entertain and educate. Events and exhibits will include chuck wagons and cowboy cooking demonstrations, teepees with Native American exhibits and stories, Texas heritage demonstrations, storytellers and oral historians, The Texas Camel Corps, Texas singers and songwriters and many more. Central to the event will be the annual noon tribute to former Kerrville resident and Father of Country Music Jimmie Rodgers. Come and hear the stories of Jimmie Rodgers as told by Tony Navarra while area musicians play Rodgers’ legendary songs on stage. Food and drinks will be available for sale at the event. A take-home educator’s packet will be available to all teachers.
There also will be a Texas Folklore Society Discussion Panel 4 to 6 p.m., which will discuss the facts and folklore of “The Songs of Texas.” Admission to the panel discussion is free and open to the public and all interested educators and historians are urged to attend.
Original plans for this year’s Living History Day included a new Saturday addition to the event—The Jimmie Rodgers Texas Songwriters Symposium. However, due to lack of funding for this new component, THMF Executive Director Kathleen Hudson has decided to postpone the symposium until further notice. “I still think the symposium would be a fantastic addition to the Hill Country music scene,” Hudson said, “but right now, we will be concentrating on presenting the best Living History Day yet.”
Texas Heritage Music Foundation extends thanks to the following sponsors: Schreiner University, Maverick Internet BBS, Glaze Designs of Texas, ACprint, Inc., Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dr. Pepper, Culligan Water, KFAN/Texas Rebel Radio, Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club, Mini Mart, Sodexho Campus Services, as well as many other generous Hill Country business and individuals who believe that songs and stories can bring a community together.
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