Schreiner University Proudly Presents Texas Heritage Days

Another way of learning using stories and songs

Kerrville, TX – The annual Texas Heritage Days in September is now an event sponsored by Schreiner University. All events are free and open to the public. All local schools are encouraged to attend.

Event: Texas Heritage Days
Date: September 26-27
Audience: All schools (public, private and home schools), tourists in the area, retired community, VA hospital, nursing homes and assisted living and general public are welcome.
Cost: Free admission and free parking to all events. Open to the public.

Texas Heritage DaysThursday, September 26, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines will perform at a kickoff concert held in the Sam Junkin Campus Ministry Center at Schreiner University at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Hendrix is a classically trained vocalist and accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, and harmonica). Acoustic Guitar magazine recognized her as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters.

Maines won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 as the producer for the Dixie Chicks. He toured and recorded as a member of the Joe Ely Band and has also played with Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Butch Hancock, Terry Allen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and other Texas musicians.

Friday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., over 50 performers will gather on the Schreiner University campus at the Robbins Lewis Pavilion to present “Another Way of Learning Using Stories and Songs.” The event will showcase All Things Texas. Major genres in Texas music, presentations on Comanche and Apache heritage, chuck wagon lore, live camels and their story in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Buffalo Soldier Heritage Team, Living History Program- The Story of Life on the Early Texas Frontier, Gospel music and a noon tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 27, 7 p.m., Robbins Lewis Pavilion, Schreiner University will host a Texas-style Barn Dance. Live music and dancing in a family friendly environment. Free and open to the public.

This is the only tribute to the “Father of Country Music” in the state of Texas. Jimmie Rodgers built his dream house at 617 West Main and lived there from 1929-1931. This event involves the students at Schreiner University and provides a unique way of learning that appeals to a specific part of the brain.

The power of stories to motivate is well-documented, and Schreiner University offers many different ways of learning. Free educational materials – donated by Farmers Insurance and created by the Schreiner University Education Department – will be provided to teachers and audience who attend.

Anyone with questions, those wishing to volunteer, performers and sponsors are invited to contact Dr. Kathleen Hudson at khudson@schreiner.edu or 830-792-7409.

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