BOERNE AREA HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 178
BOERNE, TX 78OO6
|EXECUTIVE BOARD for 2014
Barbara Philip ;Vice-President
Louise Davis, Treasurer
Martha Hawkins, Secretary
Dolores Holman, Director
Jonnie Jo Wright,Director
Esther Harlee Director
Emmeline Whitworth,Historical Complex Director
Bettie Edmonds Historian/Archives
Paula McGehee, MOUNTAIN LAUREL
|Membership is open to all persons who
satisfy the annual dues requirement of $15.00 per person; or $20.00 per couple;
Donations are tax deductible. General meetings are held twice annually. Spring meeting will be held on April 1, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church, at 6:30 p.m.|
Activities are published in the newsletter, MOUNTAIN LAUREL, which is sent to all members
BAHPS has recently announced that the Kuhlmann–King Historical House, Pioneer Kitchen and Graham Building Complex will be open to the public the second Saturday of each month,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Normally open by appointment only,
BAHPS will now offer regular open hours
|HISTORY: The Charter Meeting of the Boerne Area
Historic Preservation Society was held in the home of Mrs. Edgar (Ruby) Bergmann
on December 9, 1970. The Charter from the State of Texas was received,
officers were elected and the Bylaws of the organization were read and accepted
by the nine ladies present. Each member was elected to a position on the
The purpose for which this Society is formed is to engage in and encourage the preservation of the natural beauty of the community and of historical buildings, objects and places; thus keeping legible the history of the Boerne area, to the end that knowledge of the rich historic and inherited community values may be more widely appreciated and not be lost.
The Kuhlmann-King Historical House, a restored residence located off Blanco Street is on display by the organization to show visitors the collection of antique furniture, clothing and other period items such as utensils, dishes, clothes, pottery, linens, toys, dolls, porcelain, quilts, etc.
Next door to the Kuhlmann-King House is the Graham Building used as a museum. This was a local building donated by Mrs. and Mrs. Tom Frost and moved to the present site. The Archives in the Historical House officially opened in 1971 with some old newspapers, donated pictures and family histories. These growing files were moved to the Boerne Public Library where they shared a room with the Genealogical Society collection of books and the Boerne Cemetery Foundation records. In the fall of 2010 these records became the Core Collection for the Local and Family History Archives, a section in the Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne, Texas now known as the Dietert Collection.