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Upcoming Events




Take a nice journey back to the early years of the Hill Country settlement and learn tales of early Texas naturalists and adventurers who risked their lives in pursuit of scientific data. While examining and documenting our diverse natural history, Lonnie Childs will focus on some of the better-known Texas explores including Ferdinand Roemer and Ferdinand Lindheimer, both of whom spent time in the Hill Country pursuing their scientific studies. Both were were in the first wave of German immigration, coming to Texas in the 1840's.

  Lonnie Childs has been involved with multiple non-profit organizations including serving on the Board of Directors of the Gillespie County Historical Society, and the State President of the Native Plant Society of Texas. He currently serves with the Fredericksburg Nature Center and has authored numerous articles on natural history subjects as well as being a frequent local speaker.

  Free and open to the public in the Boerne Library community room. Any questions, contact Brydon at

We will see you in the fall for more fun KCHC events!!

Community Resources



Kendall County Heritage Organizations

These organizations support Kendall County's historical, natural, and cultural preservation efforts. Learn more about each organization by clicking on its name:

Agricultural Heritage Museum (Boerne)

Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society


Boerne - Native Plant Society of Texas


Boerne's Patrick Heath Public Library   /  also the periodic newsletter


Cibolo Nature Center


Comfort Heritage Foundation


Family History Place


Friends of Guadalupe River, Honey Creek Inc.

Genealogical Society Kendall County


Kendalia Public Library


Kendall County Partnership for Parks


Old Tunnel State Park (Texas Parks &Wildlife) (Mt. Alamo)


Pleasant Valley Community Center

Texas Historical Commission

Click this link to learn more about the Texas Historical Commission on a state level. Learn how to help your local historical commission or how you can get involved at

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