Barr to make historian presentation on Thursday

The final session of the fall “PhD” (Proud History Devotee) program offered by the Gillespie County Historical Society is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Historic Sanctuary, 312 W. San Antonio St.

The presenter will be Michael Barr, a retired educator and current columnist.

His “Hindsights” column, focusing on aspects of local history, appears in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post as well as the Johnson City Record-Courier and an online magazine called

The topic for Thursday’s session is Fredericksburg in the 1980s, when Barr was a young school teacher here.

“This is about the time Fredericksburg exploded as a tourist destination,” said Jeryl Hoover, executive director of the GCHS, “so we wanted Michael to come capture the times with his stories about some of the conditions that made that possible.”

Admission is $15 or $10 for GCHS members.

This is the fourth in a series of adult learning events promoting knowledge of local history.

The society will continue the series in February. More information is available at their website at

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