Practically everywhere you look in Kerrville, there’s a church, and that long history takes center stage at the Kerr Regional History Center with its latest exhibit — “Kerrville: Historic Houses of Worship.”
The exhibit is already underway — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through Feb. 28.
The exhibit spans from the early circuit riders to the first permanent buildings, including the First Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Union Church that housed four protestant denominations (Baptist, Methodist, Christian and Presbyterian), Notre Dame Parish, and the Barnett Chapel Methodist.
And to make this exhibit a bit more festive, the regional history center is holding a “Church Punch Reception” that celebrates the traditional punches of the four denominations that initially comprised the historic Union Church. The event is at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The role of faith communities in Texas has been characterized as the “single most important cultural and social force behind the Texas frontier.” And essential to any social gathering is the food and drinks that are shared … so share a fun part of any church gathering, the punch!
The reception complements the Kerr Regional History Center’s exhibit, “Kerrville: Historic Houses of Worship,” which explores the beginnings of Kerrville’s faith traditions and the origins of our ecumenical community.
The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library reference desk at (830) 258-1274.