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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/25/19 - 05/25/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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WASP WWII Museum Annual Homecoming Weekend

  • Avenger Field
  • 317 Homer K. Taylor Dr.Sweetwater
  • 325-235-0099Carol
  • 05/25/19 - 05/25/19
  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • See website for full pricing details

Celebrate the 76th anniversary of the first Women Air Force Service Pilots graduation at Avenger Field. WASP pilots Dorothy Lucas, 44 W-7 and Kay Hilbrandt 44 W-10, along with Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. George Hardy will be our special guests for the weekend. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt will be our guest speaker. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 to 17 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

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WWII WASP Museum Homecoming Luncheon

  • Texas State Technical College
  • 300 Homer K. Taylor Dr.Sweetwater
  • 325-235-0099Carol
  • 05/25/19 - 05/25/19
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
  • $40

Celebrating the success of women in aviation and featuring speaker Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt U.S. Air Force, is part of the WWII WASP Pilots Homecoming Weekend.

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WWII WASP Museum Memorial Service and Dinner

  • WASP Museum
  • 210 Avenger Field Rd.Sweetwater
  • 325-235-0099Carol
  • 05/25/19 - 05/25/19
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $50

Held to honor and celebrate the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots. In addition to remembering 38 pilots killed in action, this year's memorial service will include spreading the ashes of one of our pilots as her final resting place. A dinner featuring two WASP pilots and one Tuskegee airman will be held immediately following the service. Music will be provided by the Sweetwater Municipal Band.

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Yoga @ The Mill

  • The Mill
  • 239 Locust St.abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 05/25/19 - 05/25/19
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
  • $20- Includes class and 1 glass of sangria

Celebrate National Wine Day with yoga, sangria included and the option to purchase some goodies from the numerous food trucks that will be offered. Please bring your own mat and a willingness to not take life so seriously. 

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 05/25/19 - 05/25/19
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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VFW Memorial Day Bingo

  • VFW Post 6873
  • 1049 Veterans Dr.Abilene
  • 325-692-0248Michelle Bennear
  • 05/27/19 - 05/27/19
  • Free; Game prices vary

50” TV door prize. Prize bought by the Abilene Charities Unit Trust – American Legion Unit 57 Auxiliary, Dyess Air Force Base Chiefs Group, and View Volunteer Fire Department.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee Cr.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 05/29/19 - 05/29/19
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

A yoga class on a stand up paddleboard. Come and enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water. No yoga or paddleboard experience is required.

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Ballroom Dancing

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 05/31/19 - 05/31/19
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $5-Person

A mix of dances, such as the foxtrot, waltz, tango, and more. Make it a fun evening with friends or a special date night.

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Children's Dentistry of Abilene's Summer Splash

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2742 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-692-9557Jenny McLeod
  • 05/31/19 - 05/31/19
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Free

Event for families promoting the Abilene City Library's youth reading program and getting kids active and unplugged from electronics this summer. There will be drawings for free summer fun and prizes and appearances by Spiderman and Moana. 

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Our Diamond Miss State Competition 2019

  • Wylie Performing Arts Building
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-658-5246Judy Rodriquez
  • 05/31/19 - 06/02/19
  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free-Spectators

If you are looking for a pageant where your child can be judged on her own ability, not against the ability of others, then you have found the right place.

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Pixie 6/U & 8/U West State Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6442Donnie Hart
  • 05/31/19 - 06/02/19
  • 5 p.m.- Opening ceremonies
  • Call for admission.

Softball tournament hosted by USA Softball of Texas. 

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Abilene Outdoor Adventures

  • Grover Nelson Park
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Laura Holbrook
  • 06/01/19 - 06/01/19
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

This event is full of educational and fun activities for families to get involved with outdoor recreation, conservation/preservation, and to encourage wellness.

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Abilene StrEATs benefiting United Way of Abilene

  • 200 Block of Cypress Street
  • 240 CypressAbilene
  • 325-677-1841Bethany Ashlock
  • 06/01/19 - 06/01/19
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Tickets coming soon.

A unique, al fresco fine dining experience on Cypress Street featuring four courses of fabulous food and wine pairings benefiting United Way of Abilene. 

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Disciples Youth Car Show

  • Play Faire Park
  • 226 KirkwoodAbilene
  • 325-333-5155Carol Ueblacker
  • 06/01/19 - 06/01/19
  • Free-Spectators; $15-Car entry for judging

All categories of cars are welcome. Proceeds benefit youth of First Christian Church Abilene and Wylie Christian Church for mission trips, and other youth events. To register your car contact Carol or Jessica.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/01/19 - 06/01/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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SUP Yoga

  • SUP Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee CircleAbilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/01/19 - 08/03/19
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • $25

No yoga or paddleboard experience is required. Apply some sunscreen, bring a towel and some water for yoga on the lake. 

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/01/19 - 06/22/19
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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Patty Harper Dance Studio Spring Recital

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7728Mary Milstead
  • 06/02/19 - 06/02/19
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $7

'Ruby’s Flight' a story of a little hummingbird flying higher in the sky to find other hummingbirds like herself.

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Vacation Bible School

  • Wylie Baptist Church
  • 6097 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene, TX
  • 325-692-3206Darla Rose
  • 06/03/19 - 06/06/19
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Free

'Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.' Registration required. Grades 4th through 6th.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee Cr.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/05/19 - 06/05/19
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

A yoga class on a stand up paddleboard. Come and enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water. No yoga or paddleboard experience is required.

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25th Annual Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-665-2724Linda Calame
  • 06/07/19 - 06/08/19
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $6-Adults, $5-Seniors age 62 and older; Free-Children age 12 and younger

Non-judged quilt show. Quilt display, vendors, concession stand, scavenger hunt, Quilts of Valor booth and presentation of Quilts of Valor. Raffle quilt with proceeds benefiting Cancer Service Network. Pattern of quilt is Bright Star Ripple.

7 on 7 State Qualifier Tournament Division I

  • Hardin-Simmons, McMurry, The Fieldhouse and Shotwell Stadium
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 254-522-2226Bill Pearce
  • 06/07/19 - 06/07/19
  • 8 a.m. to Noon
  • $300-Per team; Free- Spectators

The Texas State 7on7 Organization is a private organization not associated with either the UIL or the THSCA that promotes the game of football through 7on7 competitions.

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Art Adventure - June 2019

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/07/19 - 06/07/19
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free (Reservations Requested)

This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

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AOK Colorado River Karate Championship

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 254-967-1165
  • 06/08/19 - 06/09/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free

The Amateur Organization of Karate invites you to watch athletes compete in this tournament. 

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FCA All Star Classic

  • Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E. S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-864-3400Webb Murphy
  • 06/08/19 - 06/08/19
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $5

All-star athletes and coaches from all over the state cap off an amazing week of worship, fellowship and fun by competing in these games. 

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FCA All-Star Classic Volleyball Game

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-864-3400Webb Murphy
  • 06/08/19 - 06/08/19
  • Noon to 3 p.m.
  • $5

All-star athletes and coaches from all over the state cap off an amazing week of worship, fellowship and fun by competing in these games. 

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/08/19 - 06/08/19
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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Air It Out Passing Camp

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 06/10/19 - 06/11/19
  • 7:45 a.m.
  • $275-Camper

This camp will be for 7th through 12th graders. Register online, spots fill quickly.

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In the Wild VBS 2019

  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • 1165 Minter Ln.Abilene
  • 919-920-1624Linda McDaniel
  • 06/10/19 - 06/14/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get 'in the wild' this summer. For children in kindergarten to 6th grade.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee Cr.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/12/19 - 06/12/19
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

A yoga class on a stand up paddleboard. Come and enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water. No yoga or paddleboard experience is required.

Abilene Wild Hair

  • Cal Young Disc Golf Course and Will Hair Disc Golf Course
  • Cal Young Disc Golf Course and Will Hair Disc Golf CourseAbilene
  • 972-353-9000Steven Storrie
  • 06/14/19 - 06/16/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Entry fees vary; Free to spectators

Dynamic Discs Presents Abilene Wild Hair Disc Golf tournament. Includes B-tier PDGA sanctioned singles tournament.

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Movies in the Park - Mary Poppins Returns

  • Oscar Rose Park
  • 2601 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 06/14/19 - 06/14/19
  • 8:45 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Free

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie in the park. Movie begins at sunset.

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Paramount Film Series - Saving Private Ryan

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Barry Smoot
  • 06/14/19 - 06/15/19
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults, $6-Students, seniors (60+), military and children

The Paramount Film Series presents Steven Spielberg's emotional and inspirational 1998 film about a World War II army Captain who takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, and Edward Burns. Rated R.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/15/19 - 06/15/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Taylor County History Center
  • 06/15/19 - 06/15/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

All current and former military personnel and their families receive free admission to the Taylor County History Center.

Texas Police Athletic Federation Annual Police Games

  • 325-676-2556Abilene CVB
  • 06/15/19 - 06/23/19
  • See website for exact event times
  • Free-Spectators

The Texas Police Games are well organized competitive events that enable commissioned police officers the opportunity to compete with fellow officers from the State of Texas as well as on a nationwide level.

Women's Veterans Day 'I am not invisible!'

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-660-6348Geri Massey
  • 06/15/19 - 06/15/19
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Many women do not identify because they have been taught that their service didn't count. Join us for a day of celebration, education, and comrade.

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/15/19 - 06/15/19
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee Cr.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/19/19 - 06/19/19
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

A yoga class on a stand up paddleboard. Come and enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water. No yoga or paddleboard experience is required.

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Abilene Music Awards

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6thAbilene
  • 325-692-2500Tom Ambrose
  • 06/20/19 - 06/20/19
  • 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Varies; 60 tables are sold by performers

5th Annual Event - where ten of Abilene's celebrities belt out a song and entertain you karaoke style in a fun-filled dinner event. Benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch and Family Program. Mark Powell and band accompany singers and crowd votes on best male and female singer. 

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81st Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theater
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838Fort Griffin Fandangle
  • 06/21/19 - 06/23/19
  • 8:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $10-$20-Person

Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical is present on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and railroads and the Concord Stagecoach that ran between Albany and Fort Worth. Threatening prairie fires, a giant rattlesnake, a rowdy frontier town, and discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.

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Freedom Festival Golf Tournament

  • Abilene Country Club, Main Course
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • Abilene Freedom Festival
  • 06/21/19 - 06/21/19
  • Noon to 6 p.m.
  • $1,000-4 man team

A 4-person scramble. First place team will receive custom Freedom Festival golf bags. 5 random drawings of teams could win, Freedom Fest driver and wood covers, Club House credit, Titleist credit and more. Everyone will have a chance to win your part of $75,000 in cash and prizes. Mulligan balls will be sold at the tournament.

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Swenson House Picnic

  • Swenson House
  • 1726 Swenson St.Abilene
  • 325-232-8454Janet Payne
  • 06/21/19 - 06/21/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Live music by the Red Dirt Disciples of Wylie Christian Church. Come enjoy the music, visit, see one of Abilene's treasures, eat, and learn about the work the Swenson House Historical Society.

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Texas Cornhole League State Championship

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 817-797-3361
  • 06/21/19 - 06/22/19
  • Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.
  • $30-$75-Cost to play

Open to any player in the state of Texas or our Regional Directors players that have played and earned points this season. Enjoy a great weekend with family and friends at this tournament. Register online.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/22/19 - 06/22/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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New Texas Pro Wrestling Present’s: 'True Colors'

  • The Forge Abilene
  • 4351 Ridgemont Dr.Abilene
  • 325-812-4151William Bartek
  • 06/22/19 - 06/22/19
  • 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.
  • $10

Live pro wrestling returns to the Big Country as Abilene native,Kiefer Bartek, battles Champion JJ Blake for the most prestigious title in Texas.

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/22/19 - 06/22/19
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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The Original Harlem Globetrotters

  • Abilene Christian University, Moody Coliseum
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene, TX
  • 678-497-1851Isaiah Shaw
  • 06/23/19 - 06/23/19
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • $17.50-$75.50

Watch the famous team as they combine athleticism, theater, and comedy in their style of play.

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Skyline Maker: The Architecture of David S. Castle

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 11/08/18 - 07/18/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

This exhibition will highlight the career of Abilene architect David S. Castle. As one of the most significant and prominent architects in Abilene and the Big Country in the early to mid-1900s, David S. Castle designed and built hundreds of schools, residential buildings, hotels, medical buildings, municipal buildings, churches, recreational buildings, and courthouses. The exhibition will discuss Castle’s role in the history of architecture in Abilene and the surrounding areas, concentrating on Castle’s contributions to the evolution and growth of Abilene. The buildings he designed are a reflection of the development of Abilene as a trade route and important hub in the oil industry throughout the early twentieth century.