Campus News 2009

For Immediate Release
June 2, 2009

Texas Heritage Living History Day to honor Hispanic Heritage Month and Jimmie Rodgers in September

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KERRVILLE, Texas—The Texas Heritage Music Foundation is proud to announce that the 13th annual Texas Heritage Living History Day will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, September 25, at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on the Schreiner University campus in Kerrville. The event, billed as “Another Way of Learning Using Stories and Songs,” will be free and open to the public. From 4-6 p.m. the Texas Folklore Society and THMF will co-host a panel on the songs of Texas in the historical Union Church on the festival grounds.

More than 50 performers and presenters will be spread throughout the park surrounding the pavilion to entertain and educate, with presentations such as Aztec Dancing, Hispanic Heritage Tribute with Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox, chuck wagons and cowboy cooking demonstrations, teepees with Native American exhibits and stories, Texas history demonstrations, storytellers and oral historians, and Texas singers and songwriters. Central to the event will be the annual noon tribute to former Kerrville resident and “Father of Country Music” Jimmie Rodgers. Joel Guzman will add his accordion to this special tribute. Come and listen to 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, and a take-home educator’s packet will be available to all teachers.

For more information about Texas Heritage Living History Day, go to the foundation Web site at Living History Day is co-sponsored by the Center of Innovative Learning at Schreiner University and the Texas Heritage Music Foundation.

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