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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

First Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair -- Kerrville, 1972

I've been asked to pull together some photos of the very first Kerrville Arts and Crafts Fair since the organization is producing its 40th fair this season.  This is hard for me to believe.  As with the first Kerrville Folk Festival (same year), I was at the very first Texas Arts and Crafts Fair, too.  My father had a little platen letterpress on which we printed, by hand, the official maps of the fair.  Though I was not supposed to touch the press (I was 9 years old), I do remember printing a few of the maps myself.  Oops.  Probably shouldn't have confessed that.  I'll have more images of the fair as the event gets closer.  In those days the fair was held on the campus of the then-Schreiner College.  (Perhaps Institute; not sure when they changed the name.)
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First Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville, 1972

First Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville, 1972

First Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville, 1972

First Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville, 1972 
First Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville, 1972
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2 comments:

  1. I have a coin with a sticker on it from the first Texas Arts and Crafts Fair. I will have to find it. Seems like it was an Eisenhower $1 coin, though it may have been a Kennedy half dollar. Now where did I put that thing?

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  2. I miss the days when this was at Schreiner University. It was so beautiful! I "worked" at this one...extremely memorable.

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