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VOLUME 18                    ISSUE 2                      May 2014

18th Annual

Birdville Cemetery

Birdville Historical Society Reunion

Saturday May 17, 2014

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please join us for a fun filled day of EATING, touring and entertainment.  Learn more about the rich history of the Birdville area.

BHS will furnish SUB-WAY sandwiches, drinks and paper goods.  Please bring a side or dessert to compliment our lunch.  Members always bring really delicious additions and we look forward to our time together.

Beginning about 11:15, we will have a guided tour from Bill Reeves, a representative from Birdville Cemetery Association.  Then lunch will be served and we can settle down to enjoy some entertaining good old fashioned music.

The Vanderveers

 Christopher (age 17): hammer dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, piano 

Nicholas (age 15): guitar, mandolin, piano
Joel (age 12): fiddle, penny whistle, bones, piano
Luke (age 10): hammer dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, piano

 The Vanderveer Brothers String Band has been playing Old Time style music for almost three years. Luke, the youngest, is the 2013 Lone Star State Hammer Dulcimer champion. Christopher finished in third place in the Lone Star State competition in 2012 and 2013. Christopher and Luke also participated in the 2013 National Hammer Dulcimer competition in Winfield, Kansas. The four brothers are also known for their ability to play the piano and have been taking piano lessons for several years. They also enjoy playing baseball and football when they are finished with their home school studies. The brothers want to use their God-given talents to glorify God and to bring joy to others.


You can own a bit of Birdville history.  BHS is hosting a raffle for two blocks of wood flooring (see photo below) from the Holiday Skating Rink.  The long time local hotspot was recently sold to BISD and will be renovated for FFA classes.  The blocks are made of solid maple and will certainly be a subject of conversation when added to your collection. 

The tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased at the museum during normal hours of operation.  BHS will also be selling tickets at the annual Birdville Cemetery/BHS Reunion on May 17th.

Proceeds will go to Birdville Museum