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      2022YEAR IN REVIEW


















Round Rock Preservation Board Members:  Shirley Marquardt (President), Frank Darr (VP), Judy Anderson (Secretary), Kerstin Harding (Treasurer), Directors:  Phebe Davol, Blythe Plunkett, Tina Steiner, Sylvia Forbes

Total Project Funds raised during calendar year 2022 and dedicated to various preservation projects:   $10,159.39


City Funds RR Preservation Projects with:

    - Annual:   3% Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT Funds)

    - One-time:   $300,000 HOT Funds (Carry over from 2021)   


Historic Preservation Month Events

  • Speakers –  Phebe Davol, Frank Darr

  • Art Displays –  Baca Center and Art Center

  • Artifact Display --  Round Rock Library during Historic Preservation Month


Kenney’s Fort Historic Marker Project


Round Rock History Afghan Sales


Local Legends Selected 

  • J. W. Wilbarger - Book (Indian Depredations in Texas)

  • William Walsh & RR White Lime Company


RRP Newsletters (Jan, Mar, Jun 2022) 


RRP Holiday Card and Letter (Dec) 


Assisted RR Palm House Museum Association & Palm Valley Association with planning proposed relocation of “Palm House Museum”


Increased RRP exposure and information about RRP projects and historic preservation by using various Social Media sites (4 Facebook Pages) and engaged social media neighborhood sites to publish marketing materials for RRP and announce Lunch & Learn programs.

  • Round Rock Preservation

  • Explore Round Rock

  • Round Rock Stagecoach Inn

  • Kenney Fort Historic Site, Round Rock, TX 


Quarterly RR History Lunch & Learn Program

         Partnerships with:  Baca Center & City of Round Rock

  • Mar 08, 2022 - Court Houses in Texas (Rae Tipping)

  • May 17, 2022 - The Chisholm Trail (Phebe Davol/Frank Darr)

  • Sep 13, 2022 - History of Old Town Round Rock (Kerstin Harding)

  • Nov 08, 2022 - Round Rock’s New Town (Kerstin Harding)


RRP Directors served on various local commissions:

  • City HP Commission – Richard Parson

  • County HP Commission – Sylvia Forbes

  • City Local Legend Committee – Richard Parson

  • County Cemetery Group – Frank Darr

  • Friends of RR Library - Tina Steiner, Sylvia Forbes

  • Old Round Rock Cemetery Group - Tina Steiner 


Discussions with City about City Projects

  • Progress of Stagecoach Inn restoration project

  • Input to RR Arts & Culture Master Plan

  • Washington Anderson House needed renovations

  • Coordination for Historic Preservation Funding

  • Input at RR Historic Preservation Commission Annual Planning Meeting


Historic Preservation Month Events (May 1-May 31, 2022)
    Partnership Displays with:  Library, Baca Center, City Historic Preservation (HP) Office, & Arts & Culture Department.


Information Tables and fundraising opportunities

         Music on Main, Pioneer Day, RR High School Reunion


Projected expectation of clients directly served in the next calendar year:

Round Rock Preservation expects to serve the same broad-based community residents with above named community and educational events, providing increased community exposure and involvement for historic preservation efforts. We are looking forward to continuing engagement with the entirety of the community of Round Rock and potentially Williamson County in 2023.

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