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Read Victorian Love Letters at The Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex

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The Texas Hill Country is full of so much interesting history, and not all of it is lost to the past. Through the tireless efforts of many individuals, those who came before have been preserved through photos, mementos, stories, and other avenues. One such example of history’s presence can be found in Boerne, at the Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex, which is typically open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. As a big bonus, both admission and tours are free.

Located at 402 East Blanco Road, the Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society focuses on early 1900s life in the Boerne area, as well as its preservation. Community support has allowed for the maintenance of over 2,000 artifacts within three buildings on Historical Hill: The Kuhlmann-King House, Pioneer Kitchen, and Graham Building. So many interesting people and events are tied to these structures. Rumors of ghosts can also be heard! Been here and love how times are saved? Help support this complex. New members are always welcomed and deeply appreciated.

Read Victorian Love Letters at The Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex

Photo: Courtesy of Visit Boerne

Special events are also regularly held onsite. Coming up on Saturdays February 13th and 27th, Love Letters of the Past will be held from noon until 3 p.m. This free experience is a special exhibit of Victorian-era love letters. Looking to really dive into the times? There will be an opportunity to try your hand at writing with an ink and quill, as well as tapping out a note on a typewriter from the 1940s. When was the last time, if ever, you worried about typing paper and ribbon? Regular tours will also be held on these days with pandemic precautions such as one group at a time limited to each building and masks worn by all during the entire visit to the Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex.