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The Boerne Village Band, Past and Present

Description: A history of the Boerne Village Band, a local band in Boerne, Texas, founded by Karl Dienger. The paper also explores Dienger's background, documents changes to the band, and provides dates for future performances.
Date: April 1994
Creator: Schelfrahn, Rudolf R.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Certificate of Presentation: 1931 Boerne Gesang Verein Flag]

Description: Certificate of presentation of a 1931 Boerne Gesang Verein flag to the city of Boerne, Texas. Includes details of the history of the flag and the German immigrants who made it. The certificate is signed by Betty Thomas and Patrick Heath, president of the Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society and mayor of Boerne, respectively.
Date: November 16, 1994
Creator: Thomas, Betty & Heath, Patrick
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Cibolo Creek Mill Dam

Description: Paper about a mill dam in Boerne, Texas, built by William Dietert. The paper discusses William Dietert's background and the history of the dam, including its transfer of ownership to the City of Boerne.
Date: July 2014
Creator: Edmonds, Bettie
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Description of Treue Der Union Civil War Monument]

Description: Typewritten description of the Treue der Union monument in Comfort, Texas, for the Kendall County Historical Marker sign. The description includes a brief history behind the monument, and the German Union soldiers who honored their fallen comrades by burying them at the site. The description also provides a translation of the monument's name to "Loyalty to the Union." Three photographs also accompany the typewritten description.
Date: 1968
Creator: Texas Historical Survey Committee
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Flyer for Abendkonzerte, Summer 1991]

Description: Flyer for the 1991 Abendkonzerte, a series of concerts held in Boerne, Texas over the summer, featuring the Boerne Village Band. The flyer includes dates and times for Abenderkonzerte, a history of the band, and an invitation to the band's 131st Anniversary celebration in September, 1991.
Date: unknown
Creator: City of Boerne, Texas
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[History of Boerne's Rare 1614 Low German Bible]

Description: A short guide about a Low German Lutheran Bible from 1614, which includes the book's history, the backgrounds of those involved in its creation, the mysteries surrounding the book, and the repairs done on it. A timeline summarizing the history of the book is also included on the back of the guide.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edwards, Bettie
Location Info:
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

History of The Boerne Reading Club

Description: A history of the Boerne Reading Club that includes meeting minutes from January 24, 1922, through November 6, 1951. Also included are updated lists of members as membership changed over the years, and a record of their brief disbanding during World War II.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cartwright, Mary
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

The Journey To Boerne, 4th Printing

Description: Booklet of the history of Boerne, Texas, including its founding members' immigration to the area and the development of Kendall County. The inside cover of the booklet has a road map of the area surrounding Boerne, Texas.
Date: 2007
Creator: Edmonds, Bettie
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Letter from Rudolf R. Scheffrahn to Patrick Heath, Texas, June 17, 2011]

Description: Letter from Rudolf R. Scheffrahn to the Mayor of Boerne, discussing the Boerne Village Band and writing that he is including a photograph and historical document. Accompanying the letter is a photograph of three men standing together in front of a gazebo at night. The two men on the right are wearing traditional German dress, while the man on the left is wearing a blue plaid shirt and navy slacks. The man on the left is handing the man in the middle a plaque. A sign on the gazebo indicates that the photo was taken at a Boerne Village Band performance, and handwritten notes on the back of the photo identify the men.
Date: June 17, 2011
Creator: Scheffrahn, Rudolf R.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Newspaper Article: Mr. Polo]

Description: Newspaper article about polo player and horse-rancher Cecil Smith. The article discusses his background, how he got involved with playing polo and raising horses, and his life now. The article includes three photos of him, one in which he is sitting with his wife, and another in which he is holding the reins of a dappled-coat horse. On the back of the page are more articles and advertisements.
Date: May 20, 1987
Creator: Brenner, Kit
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Photocopy of Beseler Bar Photograph]

Description: Photocopy of a photograph of the interior of a bar room, printed on a sheet with a handwritten note about the name of the bar, and the date of the photo. The photo depicts a group of men standing in front of a bar counter, their backs to the camera, and three bar-tenders wearing aprons and standing behind the bar. The wall behind the counter is lined with mirrors, cabinets, and bottles.
Date: 1891
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library