A portion of the collection of the framed black-and-white (duotone) photographs from the book, Our Way of Life were donated recently by Carol Montgomery, widow of Philip Montgomery, to the Gillespie County Historical Society.
These framed photographs make up the exhibit featured at the Vereins Kirche beginning July 15 and continuing through Jan. 15, 2016.
The book can be purchased at the Vereins Kirche or the Pioneer Museum Store.
The late Philip O’Bryan Montgomery was a Dallas-area native, businessman and philanthropist, but he always viewed Fredericksburg as his second home.
He worked as an intern in the mid-1970s for the Fredericksburg Standard, and it was there that he worked on the project that resulted in the book and the photos. The book was published in 2014.
The book features photographs and interviews of 28 local families, all bearing names of those who helped shape the community into what it is today.