Falls on the Colorado Museum, St. Frederick join to celebrate national Black History Month

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

Two historical mainstays of Marble Falls will be joining forces to celebrate national “Black History Month,” this Saturday, Feb. 21.

The two 19th century structures might house different people and furniture, but the historical spirit of the places remain strong. Now they are joining to celebrate African-American history and culture.

St. Frederick Baptist Church will get its Texas Historical Marker monument next year and Falls on the Colorado Museum is in the granite stone building that housed the first school in the young city.

The St. Frederick Spiritual Choir, which routinely performs at Granite Mesa (a healthcare and rehabilitation center for seniors in Marble Falls), will sing traditional spirituals at the museum, starting at 2 p.m.

In addition to the “traveling angels” choir performance, the museum will have special displays devoted to black history.

“The St. Frederick congregation recently learned that the Texas Historical Commission accepted their application for an official Texas Historical Marker, to be set up at the church next year,” said Jane Knapik, board member of the Falls on the Colorado Museum.

Shalanda Crawford is the director of the choir at St. Frederick.

Falls on the Colorado Museum is located at 2001 Broadway Street in Marble Falls. For more information about the event, contact the museum at 830-798-2157. 

See Tuesday's Highlander for photos of the event. 

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