The Stonewall Heritage Society is in the midst of its annual membership drive. At the meeting on January 22, 2008, all current members were reminded that it is time to renew their membership and to solicit new memberships.
The Society meets quarterly at the restored Lindig cabin on Elberta Street in Stonewall. Their goal is to preserve local history by designating and maintaining historic structures, sites, and landmarks, to collect and preserve historic furnishings and archival materials, and to promote an appreciation and awareness of local history and culture.
Membership is open to anyone who enjoys local history programs and great fellowship.
Programs center around local people and events that occurred in the area. Some past program subjects have been Charles Goodnight and Ranching by Bob Heinonen, the Schuetzenfest by the Hubertus Shooting Club, the LBJ Years in Stonewall by Libby and Barney Hulett, Bootlegging, and a tour of the Schumann Conservation Lake. The spring meeting in April is a driving tour that begins at the cabin. Some of the past tours have been to the early dance halls with guest speaker, Geronimo Trevino, cemeteries in the Stonewall area, and local vineyards around Stonewall. The tour for this April will be historic homes in the Stonewall area.
A quarterly newsletter is mailed to all members with a summary of the last meeting’s program, current business, and information about coming events.
On February 9, 2008, the Society is hosting a Valentine’s Social at the LBJ Party House on Ranch Road 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is invited to attend.
Membership dues are $15 for individuals or $25 for a couple. Business memberships are also available at $30. Lifetime memberships are $200 for individuals or $300 for a couple. The society now offers a gift membership and will send a note informing the new member of the generous gift. Many natives of the area reside elsewhere and appreciate being members and receiving the newsletters to remind them of their past.
To become a member send your name, address, and phone number along with your dues to Stonewall Heritage Society, P.O. Box 947, Stonewall, Texas 78671. If you would like more information, please call Nelda Roessler at 830-833-0410 or Bernice Weinheimer at 644-2442.